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Undergraduate Catalog 



2006-2007 




TOWSON 

UNIVERSITY 
Thinking Outside 



Towson University 
Academic Calendar 



Information about course offerings and registration is found online, http://onestop.towson.edu 



Fall Term 2006 

Classes begin August 28 (M) 

Change of Schedule period begins August 28 (M) 

Labor Day — No classes September 4 (M) 

Change of Schedule period ends. Last day to 

drop a course with no grade posted to 

academic record. Last day to add a course. . . .September 6 (W) 

Last day to withdraw from first 7-week 

courses with a grade of W September 25 (M) 

Mid-term and end of first 7-week courses . . . .October 13 (F) 

Second 7-week courses begin October 16 (M) 

Last day to withdraw from full term courses 

with a grade of W. Last day to change 

to or from Pass or Audit grading options November 8 (W) 

Last day to withdraw from second 7-week 

courses with a grade of W November 13 (M) 

Thanksgiving Holiday — No classes November 22-24 (W-F) 

Classes resume November 27 (M) 

Last day of classes (Last Saturday classes 

meet December 9.*) December 1 1 (M) 

Final examinations begin' December 12 (T) 

Last day of examinations and end of term December 18 (M) 

Commencement January 7 (SU) 

Check Web site for details. 



'Due to Hanukkah falling on December 16, Saturday exams will be 
held at the regularly scheduled meeting time on December 9. 



Minimester 2007 

Minimester begins January 2 (T) 

Minimester Change of Schedule period January 1-i (T-W) 

Last day to withdraw from 

Minimester courses January 9 (T) 

Martin Luther King Day — No classes January 15 (M) 

Minimester ends January 23 (T) 

Spring Term 2007 

Spring classes begin January 29 (M) 

Change of Schedule period begins January 29 (M) 

Change of Schedule period ends. 

Last day to drop a course with no grade 

posted to academic record. Last day to 

add a course February 6 (T) 

Last day to withdraw from 

first 7-week courses with a grade of W February 26 (M) 

Spring Break - No classes March 18-25 (SU-SU) 

(Saturday, March 17 classes will meet but 
Saturday, March 24 classes will not meet.) 

Classes resume March 26 (M) 

Mid-term and end of first 7-week courses . . . .March 26 (M) 

Second 7-week courses begin March 27 (T) 

Last day to withdraw from full term courses 

with a grade of W. Last day to change to or from 

Pass or .Audit grading options April 9 (M) 

Last day to withdraw from second 7-week 

courses April 1 ^ (T) 

Last day of classes 

(Last Saturday classes meet May 12.) May 15 (T) 

Final examinations begin May 16 (W) 

Last day of examinations and end of term . . . .May 22 (T) 

Commencement May 23-25 (W-F) 

Check Web site for details. 



The purpose of this catalog is to provide information about the university and existing resources and services and current curriculum 
programs, rules, regulations and policies. Catalog information is thus to he used as an informational guide and practical resource. 
The university, however, in its discretion and from time to time, may amend the information contained in this catalog by modifica- 
tion, deletions or additions to it. Accordingly, the catalog and information it contains do not constitute a contract. 

EMERGENCY CLOSING POLICY 

Announcements about schedule changes or cancellalioiis will he broadcast over the folUni'ing major radio and T\' stations: W'BAL 
(AM/KM)). WCAO (AM/hOO). WMZQ (FM/9S.7). WLIl- (FM/101.9>. WTOP (FM/I07.7),\x'BAF-TV (l I). WIZ-TV (I ^), 
WMAR-TV (2) and WRC-TV (4). Information will also be available by calling 410-704-NEWS or 410-704-2000. 



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Table of Contents 



TOWSON UNIVERSITY 

Letter from the President iv 

The University 1 

University Curriculum 4 

Academic Regulations 20 

Undergraduate Planning Guide 26 

Undergraduate Admissions 28 

International Undergraduate Admissions 34 

Student Life and Campus Services 35 

Academic Resources 44 

Housing and Residence Life 48 

Expenses 49 

Financial Aid 54 

THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 58 

Accounting, Department of 61 

Business Administration Program 64 

Economics, Department of 67 

Finance, Department of 70 

Management, Department of 71 

Marketing and e-Business, Department of 74 

THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 78 

Early Childhood Education, Department of 82 

Educational Technology and Literacy, Department of 85 

Elementary- Education, Department of 86 

Secondary Education, Department of 88 

Special Education, Department of 90 

THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION 96 

Art, Department of 97 

Dance, Department of 102 

Electronic Media and Film, Department of 105 

Mass Communication and Communication Studies, Department of 108 

Music, Department of 114 

Theatre Arts, Department of 120 

THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS 123 

Allied Health Program 124 

Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies, Department of 126 

Health Science, Department of 129 

Kinesiology, Department of 134 

Nursing, Department of 137 

Occupational Therapv and Occupational Science, Department of 139 

THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 143 

Cultural Studies Program 144 

English, Department of 145 

Environmental Science and Studies Program 148 

Family Studies and Community Development, Department of 151 

Foreign Languages, Department of 153 

Geography and Environmental Planning, Department of 156 

History, Department of 160 

Interdisciplinary Studies Program 162 

International Studies Program 171 

Law and American Civilization Program 176 

Metropolitan Studies Program 178 

Philosophy and Religious Studies, Department of 179 

Political Science, Department of 181 

Psychology, Department of 184 

Social Sciences Program 187 

Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Department of 188 

Women's Studies, Department of 193 

THE JESS AND MILDRED FISHER COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 195 

Center for Science and Mathematics Education 196 

Interdisciplinary Studies 196 

Biological Sciences, Department of 197 

Chemistry, Department of 202 

Computer and Information Sciences, Department of 205 

Environmental Science and Studies Program 211 

Mathematics, Department of 213 

Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics Program 217 

Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Department of 219 

Dual Degree Programs 224 

Pre-Professional Programs 228 

THE HONORS COLLEGE 231 

THE COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH 237 

DIVISION OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH 239 

BOARDS, OFFICERS AND FACULTY 242 

APPENDICES 

A. Mission Statement/University Goals 264 

B. Maryland Higher Education Commission 266 

C. Residency Policy 270 

D. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 272 

E. Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 273 

F. Code of Conduct 273 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 283 

INDEX 351 

CAMPUS DIRECTORY 355 



Dear Student: 

Welcome to another year of learning and discovery, both in the classroom and 
beyond. Whether it is your first or last term at Towson University, I urge you to 
embrace the many opportunities on and off campus for intellectual and personal 
development. 

Your college years are a time to explore the many different ways of learning that 
can shape and enrich your life and career. Towson University faculty and staff are 
here to help every student who joins the university community expand their 
choices. 

During your time here, seize every opportunity to learn and to grow. Talk with 
your professors outside the classroom, engage in conversations with people of 
different backgrounds, attend arts performances, athletic events, and lectures by 
visiting scholars, and become active in at least one student organization. Retain a 
sharp focus on your academic subjects, but also remember that an important part 
of education and learning occurs beyond the classroom and computer screen. You 
should become part of the broader communities both on and off campus. 

I once saw this quote in a classroom: "Grasp even one small idea for the first 
time, and you have found a whole new world." Keep this in mind as you navigate 
your way through your college years. Make the most of what we have to offer at 
Towson University and you will be able to offer your best to the world. 



Sincerely, 

Robert L. Caret 
President 




The University 



Towson University. Maryland's Metropolitan University, is nationally recognized for 
its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health profes- 
sions, education, fine arts and computer science. The university is located in the suburban 
community of Towson. Maryland, just eight miles north of downtown Baltimore. 

lis beautifully landscaped 328-acre setting provides a pleasant environment for study 
and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community 
resources. Towson University enrolls and graduates more undergraduate students fivni the 
region than any other institution. 



The University 



fflSTORY 

The institution known today as Towson University opened its 
doors in 1866 in downtown Baltimore as the Maryland State 
Normal School — the only institution devoted exclusively to the 
preparation of teachers for the public schools of Maryland. The 
first class consisted of 1 1 students. 

In 1915 the school moved to Towson. By 1935, it established the 
Bachelor of Science degree in education and changed its name to 
Maryland State Teachers College at Towson. In 1946 it introduced 
an arts and sciences program, and in 1963 the institution expanded 
its offerings in the arts and sciences and became Towson State 
College. 

Towson was granted university status on July 1, 1976, in recog- 
nition of its development into a comprehensive university. In 1988 
Towson State University joined the University System of Maryland. 
On July 1, 1997, Towson State University became Towson University, 
a change that reflects its evolution from a state-supported to a state- 
assisted institution. As of May 2005, the university has graduated 
87,469 students, 13,110 of them having received advanced degrees. 

Enrollment for the 2005 fall term was 12,812 full-time under- 
graduates, 1,683 part-time undergraduates, and 3,516 graduate 
students. 

PHILOSOPHY OF LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION 
AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY 

Excellence at Towson University begins with its commitment to a 
sound liberal arts education for every student. All students explore 
the historical development and interrelationships among the four 
central areas of knowledge (fine arts, humanities, science and math- 
ematics, and social and behavioral sciences), and how each of them 
addresses the world, investigates, reaches conclusions, and presents 
findings — extending the reaches of human knowledge. The univer- 
sity helps all students develop a range of intellectual skills that will 
continue to enrich and shape their lives long after their formal edu- 
cation has ended. 

COLLEGES 

Students choose their programs of study from the university's aca- 
demic colleges: the College of Business and Economics, the College 
of Education, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the 
College of Health Professions, the College of Liberal Arts, and the 
Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. All 
undergraduate programs within each college are fully described in 
the Undergraduate Catalog. For information on the College of 
Graduate Studies and Research, see the description in this catalog. 

FACULTY 

Towson University offers many opportunities for close student-fac- 
ulty contact and promotes a supportive environment that encour- 
ages exploration and personal growth. A student-faculty ratio of 
approximately 18:1 allows students to interact frequently with 
their professors. More than 75 percent of the 663 full-time perma- 
nent faculty have earned the highest degree of academic prepara- 
tion in their fields from some of the finest colleges and universities 
in the world. Many faculty are recognized nationally and interna- 
tionally for their published works and honors. Small classes and the 
tradition that all instructors — including most full professors — teach 
introductory courses helps to enhance the strength of Towson's fac- 
ulty—their dedication to excellent teaching. 



GOVERNANCE 

Towson University is a member of the University System of 
Maryland (USM), which comprises 11 campuses, about 70 centers 
and institutes and three research and public service institutes. 

A Board of Regents, consisting of 17 regents appointed by the 
governor, has oversight over the USM campuses and institutes. 

The president and his or her designees are responsible for the 
day-to-day governance of the university. The University Senate and 
its committees develop university policies and procedures, with the 
senate also serving in an advisory capacity to the university presi- 
dent. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCL\TION 

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student govern- 
mental body authorized by the administration of the university. 
The SGA consists of an executive branch, composed of a president, 
vice president, attorney general, and treasurer, and a legislative 
body called the Senate, composed of 18 students elected at large 
and two students appointed from the freshman class. The SGA 
Senate and its committees develop policies and procedures affecting 
students and student-run organizations. 

ACCREDITATION/ AFFILIATION 

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (3624 
Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000), the Maryland 
State Department of Education, The National Council for the 
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National 
Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of 
Schools of Dance, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, 
the Maryland State Board of Nursing, the National League for 
Nursing, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy 
Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy 
Association (AOTA), Council on Academic Accreditation of the 
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AACSB 
International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of 
Business for both business and accounting programs, the American 
Chemical Society, the American Association for Health 
Education/National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher 
Education (AAHE/NCATE), the Commission on Accreditation of 
Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Association of 
University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), and the 
Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. 

The university is a member of the American Council on 
Education, the American Association of State Colleges and 
Universities, and the Association of American Colleges. 

ASSESSMENT 

Assessment is the ongoing process of establishing clear, measurable 
expected outcomes of student learning; systematically gathering, 
analyzing and interpreting evidence to determine how well student 
performance matches those expectations, and using the resulting 
information to understand and improve student learning through- 
out Towson University. All Towson University activities that aim to 
deepen student learning — undergraduate and graduate courses and 
programs, co-curricular activities, student life programs, and the 
General Education curriculum — systematically assess learning out- 
comes. Because assessment is an integral part of the teaching- 
learning process, Towson students participate in a variety of assess- 
ments as part of their education experience. 

The University Assessment Council works closely with the 
associate vice president for assessment and institutional research 
to oversee Towson University's assessment efforts. For more infor- 
mation on Towson's assessment program, contact the associate 
vice president for assessment and institutional research, 
410-704-2620. Information is also available online at 
www.towson.edu/assessment. 



The University 



PRIVACY RIGHTS OF STUDENTS 

Towson Universin- is in compliance with the Family Educational 
Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (aka Buckley 
Amendment). As such, it is the policy of the university (1) to per- 
mit students to inspect their academic records; (2) to limit disclo- 
sure to others of personally identifiable information from educa- 
tion records without students' prior written consent; and (3) to 
provide students the opportunity to seek correction of their educa- 
tion records where appropriate. 

A more complete description of the policy and the records con- 
sidered confidential may be found in Appendix D. 

NON-DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION AND 
EMPLOYMENT 

Towson University's policies, programs and activities comply with 
federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination 
on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, se.x, dis- 
ability and se.xual orientation. For further information, contact the 
Towson University Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, 
410-704-2360, www.towson.edu/aa. 



NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL CLERY CAMPUS 
SECURITY REPORT 

In accordance with the guidelines established by Towson 
Universit)', and pursuant to federal law, identified as the "Jeanne 
Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime 
Statistics Act of 1998," all currently enrolled students, campus 
employees and all prospective students and prospective employees 
are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Towson University 
Annual Campus Security Report known as the Clery Report. The 
report contains crime statistics about certain specified crimes/inci- 
dents that have been reported to the Towson University Police 
Department and/or campus security authorities over the past three 
years and that have occurred either on campus, in off-campus 
buildings or property owned or controlled by the university, or on 
public property adjacent to campus. The report also contains poli- 
cies and practices pertaining to campus security, crime reporting, 
alcohol and drugs, victims' assistance programs, student discipline, 
campus resources, community safety alerts, crime prevention, 
access to campus facilities/properties as well as personal safety tips. 
The report encourages the reporting of all crime occurrences. The 
report describes how and to whom to report crimes. 

Copies of this report may be obtained from the Towson 
University Police by visiting the department in person, calling 
410-704-2505, or by requesting the report online at 
wwfw.towson.edu/police. 




University Curriculum 



University Curriculum 



CURRICULUM 

Towson University takes pride in the breadth and depth of its 
undergraduate academic programs. Students acquire a broad back- 
ground in the hberal arts and sciences based on the General 
Education (GenEd) requirements, upon which they build concen- 
trated study in one subject, their major field of study. They may 
select courses ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. 
This undergraduate foundation prepares them to take their place in 
the professional world or in graduate studies. 

The university's seven undergraduate colleges — the College of 
Business and Economics, the College of Education, the College of 
Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Health Professions, 
the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Science and 
Mathematics and Honors College — offer more than 60 undergrad- 
uate majors leading to the baccalaureate degree. The university 
also offers specialized programs, including minors, concentrations, 
tracks, combined majors and double majors. 

DESIGNING YOUR COURSE OF STUDY 

Although many students enter the university fully aware of their 
academic and occupational goals, others have yet to select a field 
or program of specialization. Frequently, students change their 
majors several times over the course of their college careers. 
Students may explore the range of programs that interest them in 
several ways: 

• consulting with an adviser at the Academic Advising 
Center, Lecture Hall, 410-704-2472 

• meeting with their assigned faculty adviser or with a faculty 
member whose field of study interests them 

• exploring career opportunities and vocational interests through 
the Counseling Center, Glen Esk, 410-704-2512 

• investigating career opportunities at the Career Center, 
410-704-2233 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

Student Responsibility 

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the 
Undergraduate Catalog and to satisfy all published degree require- 
ments. Failure to do so does not provide a basis for exceptions to 
academic requirements or policies. It is expected that students will 
receive assistance from general academic and faculty advisers, but 
students must assume responsibility for completing published 
degree requirements. 

Students are also expected to be familiar with regulations per- 
taining to campus life and deportment, and to conduct themselves 
in a way that reflects well upon themselves and Towson University. 

Finally, students are expected to maintain communication with 
the university and to assure that their current addresses and tele- 
phone numbers are on file in the Office of the Registrar. 

Changes in Terminology 

Students use Towson Online Services to register for classes and 
track their academic progress. Please note that some academic 
terms used online and in the catalog are interchangeable. For exam- 
ple: majors and minors are referred to as Academic Plans; concen- 
trations and tracks are referred to as Academic Sub-Plans. 



Bachelor of Science 

Students must fulfill the following requirements to graduate with a 
Bachelor of Science degree: 

1. Completion of the online graduation application 
(http://onestop.towson.edu) according to the following dead- 
lines: 

• June graduates file by September 30 of the year prior to 
graduation. 

• August graduates file by March 30 of the year of gradua- 
tion. 

• December graduates file by May 30 of the year of gradua- 
tion. 

2. At least 120 earned units 

3. A minimum of 43 units of General Education (GenEd) require- 
ments (see below). 

4. At least 32 units (part of the 120 total units required) of upper- 
level work (courses numbered 300■^ and 400+); courses taken 
at two-year institutions cannot count as part of the 32 upper- 
level units required. Courses from four-year institutions will 
transfer at the numerical level as they were taken at the trans- 
fer institution and may not be converted to an equivalent TU 
number or level. 

5. Completion of Writing for a Liberal Education (ENGL 102) or 
its equivalent with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 

6. Completion of a major (a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 
must be earned in all courses applied toward the major and, if 
applicable, minor) 

7. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 

8. Completion of at least 15 units after formal matriculation as a 
degree candidate 

9. Completion of at least 30 units in residence at Towson unless 
permission is granted in advance by the Academic Standards 
Committee to earn the units at another institution 

The undergraduate records of all persons receiving a bachelor's 
degree are CLOSED 180 days following graduation. Any changes 
to the permanent record MUST be made within this period of time. 

Bachelor of Arts 

The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree mirror those for 
the Bachelor of Science degree, but Bachelor of Arts candidates 
must also complete a foreign language through the intermediate 
(202) level (or the equivalent). See the Department of Foreign 
Languages section in this catalog. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is available only to students who 
complete the major in Dance. The requirements for the Bachelor 
of Fine Arts degree are identical to those for a Bachelor of Science 
degree, but Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates must also fulfill the 
performance and studio requirements specified by the Department 
of Dance. 

Bachelor of Music 

The Bachelor of Music degree is available only to students who 
complete the major in Music. The requirements for the Bachelor of 
Music degree are identical to those for a Bachelor of Science degree, 
but Bachelor of Music candidates must also fulfill the performance 
and studio requirements specified by the Department of Music. 

Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies 

The Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies (BTPS) is avail- 
able only to students in specifically articulated programs between 
Towson University and area community colleges. For example, the 
Chemical Dependency Counseling and Education major within the 
Health Science curriculum is a BTPS program. 



University Curriculum 



Concurrent Degrees 

Students simultaneously pursuing course work in two programs of 
study may wish to earn two degrees concurrently and receive two 
diplomas. In such cases, the Academic Standards Committee will 
consider requests from students wishing to receive two degrees pro- 
vided they: 

1. Complete a minimum of 150 units. 

2. Complete both programs of study. 

3. Complete a minimum of 60 units in residence at Towson 
University. 

4. Complete at least half of the units required in each major in 
residence at Towson University. 

5. Have no more than 12 units overlap between each major, 
including program core and program electives. 

6. Complete an appropriate advanced writmg course for each of 
the majors, where required. 

7. Submit a letter of request to the Secretary of the Academic 
Standards Committee, with a copy to each department chair- 
person, fully explaining how he or she will satisfy the require- 
ments for the concurrent degrees. This request must be made 
at least one year before the expected date of graduation. 

CATALOG SELECTION 

Students must fulfill all degree requirements from a single catalog. 
They will be assigned the catalog in effect at the time of their for- 
mal admission to Towson University and will have 10 years to com- 
plete the requirements of that catalog in order to graduate. 

Students may request an alternate catalog under the following 
conditions: 

l.They may select the catalog in effect at the time of formal 
admission at their initial transferring institution, provided 10 years 
have not elapsed. Students may elect this option by completing the 
Catalog Selection Petition and submitting the form to the Academic 
Standards Committee for final approval. 

2. They may select a later catalog than the one assigned to them 
at the time of formal admission to Towson provided that the cho- 
sen catalog has not expired. The student will be required to com- 
plete the general degree requirements in effect for the selected cat- 
alog year This will not alter the original transfer package/option 
received at the time of formal admission to Towson University. 
Students may elect this option with the signed approval of their 
major department chairperson on the Catalog Selection Petition. 
This form must be submitted to the Academic Standards 
Committee for final approval. 

These forms are available in the Registrar's Customer Service 
Center, Enrollment Services, room 223. Students must see an aca- 
demic adviser before submitting this form in order to determine the 
impact their catalog selection may have on their degree require- 
ments. Please note that any change in catalog may affect degree 
requirements and may negate previous advising. 



CATALOG EXTENSION 

The Academic Standards Committee authorizes the Office of the 
Registrar to grant a one-year extension to degree candidates who 
have been unable to meet the major or general degree requirements 
in effect at the time of their formal admission to Towson University. 
Students should use the Catalog Selection Petition to request an 
extension. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Higher education serves a higher purpose than simply providing 
basic occupational training. The General Education (GenEd) 
Requirements are designed to help students gain essential intellec- 
tual skills and knowledge that will be important throughout their 
lives. 

These skills include successful speaking and writing, the gather- 
ing and evaluation of information, the appreciation of diverse 
points of view, and the ability to understand and formulate ideas 
and values. These skills will provide students with: 1) the flexibili- 
ty and resourcefulness required to adapt successfully to rapid 
social, economic and technological change, 2) the understanding 
and tolerance necessary for informed citizenship and social action, 
and 3) the interest and curiosity essential to the pursuit of learning 
throughout the whole of life. 

The requirements are grouped in two basic categories: I. Skills 
for Liberal Learning, and II. Contexts for Liberal Learning. 
Category I emphasizes useful tools for gathering, evaluating, valu- 
ing and shaping information and ideas. Category II identifies social, 
historical, cultural and scientific contexts wherein knowledge finds 
active meaning, and emphasizes the need for understanding inter- 
disciplinary relationships among the different ways of knowing. 

NOTE: 

Students follow the GenEd requirements applicable to their catalog 
year Students should check their Degree Progress Report to con- 
firm completion of the General Education Requirements. 



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University Curriculum 



I. Skills for Liberal Learning 



Category LA. Writing for a Liberal Education 

This course explores trays of writing and thinking in the branch- 
es of knowledge and of developing rhetorical strategies for suc- 
cessful college level expository writing. 

One course is required in this category. A grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher is required to fulfill the requirement. A grade of 
PS is acceptable provided the course is not required for the 
major or minor. Course in italics is an honors course. 
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education 

ENGL 190 Honors Writing Seminar 



Categor)' LB. 


Using Information Effectively 


Courses in this 


category focus on I) gathering information from 


print, human 


vid electronic sources, 1) critically evaluating 


information, 3) 


using it effectively in writing and speaking, and 


4) learning about the various approaches to information in dif- \ 


ferent branches 


of knowledge. 


One course is required in this category. Courses in italics are | 


honors courses 




ART 100 


Using Visual Information Effectively 


COMM 100 


Using Information Effectively in Public 




Policy Debate 


COSC 111 


Information and Technology for Business 


cose 112 


Honors Information and Technology for 




Business 


COSC 119 


Using Information Effectively in the 




Computing Sciences 


DANC 220 


Using Information Effectively in Dance 


EMF 100 


Using Information Effectively in Electronic 




Media and Film 


ENGL 152 


Solving Literary Problems 


ENGL 153 


Honors Solving Literary Problems 


GEOG 230 


Understanding and Communicating 




Through Maps 


HIST 100 


Using Information Effectively in History 


HONR 113 


Honor Seminar in Using Information 




Effectively 


IDHP 100 


Using Information Effectively: Wellness 


IDHP 110 


Information Utilization in the Health 




Professions 


lDH?ni 


Honors Information Utilization in Health 




Professions 


IDNM 101 


Towson Transition: Using Information 




Effectively in Science 


INST 100 


Using Information Effectively: The World 




Today 


ISTC201 


Using Information Effectively in Education 


/5rC 101 


Honors Using Information Effectively in 




Education 


LAST 100 


Latin America: Issues and Approaches 


MCOM 100 


Using Information Effectively in Mass 




Communication 


MUSC 100 


Using Information Effectively in Music 


0CTH211 


Philosophy of Occupational Therapy 


PHIL 102 


Using Information Effectively in Philosophy 


POSC 100 


Using Information Effectively: 




Understanding Political Systems 


PSYC 100 


Using Information Effectively in Psychology 


SOCI 100 


Using Information Effectively in Social 




Sciences 


THEA 125 


Script Analysis 


TH£A lie 


Honors Script Analysis 



Categor)' I.C. 


College Mathematics 


Courses in this 


category treat concepts and skills in the mathe- 


matical sciences 


at the level of college algebra and above. They 


emphasize both 


theoretical foundations and problem-solving 


applications. 




One course is 


required in this category. Courses in italics are 


honors courses. 




ECON 205 


Statistics for Business and Economics I 


MATH 105 


Mathematical Ideas 


MATH 106 


Introduction to Contemporarv Mathematics 


MATH 109 


Transition to Algebra for Applications 


MATH 1 1 1 


Algebra for Applications 


MATH 115 


Basic Mathematics for the Sciences 


MATH 119 


Pre-Calculus 


MATH 205 


Mathematical Concepts and Structures II 


MATH 207 


Quantitative and Geometric Reasoning 


\LVTH211 


Calculus for Applications 


MATH 23 1 


Basic Statistics 


MATH 133 


Honors Basic Statistics 


MATH 23^ 


Elementarv Biostatistics 


MATH 263 


Discrete Mathematics 


MATH r3 


Calculus I 


MATH 2^4 


Calculus II 


MATH 275 


Calculus III 


MATH 183 


Honors Calculus I 


MATH 184 


Honors Calculus II 


MATH 193 


Honors Seminar in Mathematics 


PSYC 212 


Behavioral Statistics 



Category I.D. 


Advanced Composition 


Courses in th 


s category address 1) the discourse models and 


practices important to a specific discipline and 1) the techniques \ 


of formatting. 


reporting, validation and documentation required 


to write successfully within the discipline. \ 


One course 


is required in this category. A grade equivalent of 


2.00 or higher 


is required to fulfill this requirement. 


ANTH401 


Anthropological Theory 


ART 351 


Writing About Art 


BIOL 381 


Biological Literature 


CHEM301 


Professional Ethics for Scientists 


DANC 321 


Responding to Dance 


ECED 422 


Writing Techniques for Teachers in Earlv 




Childhood Education 


ECON 323 


Comparative Economic Systems 


ECON 325 


Economic Development 


ECON 333 


Economics of Poverrv and Discrimination 


EDUC 301 


Writing and Communication Skills for 




Teachers 


ELED 320 


Foundations of Writing and Other 




Language Arts 


EMF 363 


Historv of Film 


EMF 377 


Broadcast/Film Writing 


ENGL 310 


Writing Argument 


ENGL 313 


Academic Essav 


ENGL 315 


The Literarv Essav 


ENGL 316 


Writing About Literature 


ENGL 317 


Writing for Business and Industrv 


ENGL 318 


Advanced Informational Writing 


ENVS 337 


The C;hesapeake Bav and Its Watershed 


FMST 485 


Writing and Research Methods in FaniiU 




Studies 


FREN410 


Writing About Literature 


GEOG 383 


Natural Resources and Socier\': A 




Geographic Perspective 


HIST 300 


Introduction to Historical Study 


HLTH315 


Curriculum and Planning 


HONR 114 


Honors Seminar in Advanced Writing 



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Category I.D. 


Advanced Composition (continued) 


KNES351 


Philosophy: The Sport Experience 


KNES 353 


Sport and Society 


KNES 354 


Honors Sport and Society 


KNES 357 


Sport in Film 


KNES 417 


Organizations and Administration of 




Athletic Training 


KNES 469 


Research Methods in Exercise Science 


MCOM 356 


Feature Writing 


MCOM 357 


Public Relations Writing 


MUSC 302 


History of Music II 


NURS 433 


Professional Nursing III: Issues 


OCTH 430 


Research Methods in Occupational Therapy 


PHIL 460-469 


Writing Seminar in Philosophical Studies 


PSYC314 


Research Methods in Psychology 


SOCI 300 


Sociological Analysis 


SPPA 417 


Technical Writing in the Clinical Process 


THEA 307 


Theories of Theatre 


WMST 333 


Women's Words, Women's Lives 


WRIT 312 


History of Science 


WRIT 354 


Writing for Criminal Justice 


WRIT 375 


Public Administration 



II. Contexts for Liberal Learning 



Category I.E. 


Creativity and Creative Development 


Courses in this 


category involve students in a specific creative 


activity, empbas 


izing symbolic, affective and imaginative ways of 


knowing. They 


reflect current scholarship in the field, provide 


reference to theoretical frameworks and methods, and explore 


the critical standards central to the genre or mednim. 


One course is 


required in this category. Courses in italics are 


honors courses. 




ART 102 


Design for Non-Art Majors 


ART 106 


Drawing for Non-Art Majors 


ART 107 


Ceramics for Non-Art Majors 


ART 109 


Sculpture for Non-Art Majors 


ART 113 


Painting for Non-Art Majors 


ART 117 


Printmaking for Non-Art Majors 


ART 118 


Jewelry for Non-Art Majors 


ART 126 


Fabric Design for Non-Art Majors 


AKT 146 


Honors Drawing for Non-Art Majors 


COSC 109 


Computers and Creativity 


cose 225 


Honors Introduction to LEGO Robotics 


DANC 235 


Dance Composition I 


ENGL 283 


Introduction to Creative Writing 


ENGL 311 


Writing Poetry 


ENGL 312 


Writing Fiction 


ENGL 332 


Honors Writing Fiction 


HONR 225 


Honors Seminar in Creativity and Creative 




Development 


IDFA 203 


Creativity in the Fine Arts 


THEA 101 


Acting I 


THEA 102 


Honors Acting I 


THEA 142 


Introduction to Theatre Design 


THEA 231 


Mime and Physical Theatre Techniques 


THEA 353 


Costume Design 



Category D.A. 


Scientific Inquiry 


These courses help students understand the quantitative and pre- 


dictive nature of the natural sciences as well as the nature of the 


scientific method. 


In addition, certain courses explore the histor- 


ical development 


and the structural nature of the subject. Other 


courses develop one or more issues of current importance to soci- 


ety and place them in broad scientific, technological, societal and 


ethical contexts. 




Students are re 


quired to complete: 


two lab courses (4 units each) for a total of 8 units, | 


OR 




one lab course (4 


units) and two non-lab courses (3 units each) 


for a total of 10 units. | 


Courses in italics 


are honors courses. 


Laboratory Courses 


ASTR 161 


General Astronomy 1 


ASTR 162 


General Astronomy II 


BIOL 110 


Contemporary General Biology 


BIOL 112 


Honors Contemporary General Biology 


BIOL 115 


Biological Science I 


BIOL 201 


Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics 


BIOL 202 


Biology II: Introduction to Ecology, 




Evolution and Behavior 


BIOL 203 


Honors Biology I: Cellular Biology and 




Genetics 


CHEM 104 


Introduction to Environmental Chemistry 


CHEM 105 


Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I 


CHEM 106 


Chemistry for Allied Health Professions II 


CHEM 110 


General Chemistry I 


CHEM 111 


General Chemistry II 


CHEM lis 


Honors Chemistry for Allied Health 




Professions I 


GEOL 121 


Physical Geology 


GEOL 122 


Honors Physical Geology 


GEOL 123 


Historical Geology 


PHSC 101 


Physical Science I 


PHYS 131 


Light and Color 


PHYS 135 


Introduction to Holography 


PHYS 143 


Physics of Sound and Music 


PHYS 202 


General Physics for the Health Sciences 


PHYS 211 


General Physics I Non-Calculus Based 


PHYS 212 


General Physics II Non-Calculus-Based 


PHYS 241 


General Physics I Calculus-Based 


PHYS 242 


General Physics II Calculus-Based 


PHYS 251 


Honors General Physics I (Calculus-Based) 


PHYS 252 


Honors General Physics II (Calculus-Based) 


Non-Laboratory 


Courses 


ANTH 341 


Information Age Cultures 


ASTR 301 


Cosmic Origins 


ASTR 302 


Honors Cosmic Origins 


BIOL 105 


Environmental Biology 


BIOL 306 


Human Ecology and Sustainability 


BIOL 321 


Biology of Women 


BIOL 322 


Biotechnology and Society 


BIOL 323 


Genes, Evolution and Morality 


BIOL 327 


Dangerous Diseases 


BIOL 333 


Humans, Science and the Chesapeake Bay 


CHEM 100 


Chemistry and Current Problems 


CHEM 112 


Honors Chemistry for Non-Scientists 


CLST311 


Science, Technology and Culture 


COSC 311 


Digital Technologies in Society 


COSC 321 


Computerization and Its Impacts 


COSC 418 


Ethical and Societal Concerns of Computer 




Scientists 



^ 



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Categorv 11. A. 


Non-Laboraton' Courses (continued) 


ENGL 301 


Rhetoric and Science 


ENVS301 


People and Pests 


GEOG 101 


Physical Geography 


GERO310 


Social Issues in Human Lifestyle Technology 


HONR 117 


Honors Seminar in Scientific Inquiry 


HLTH218 


Women's Health 


IDLA301 


Cities and Suburbs as Human Habitats 


IDNM 305 


Ethics, Science and Society 


IDNM 30" 


Women, Gender and Science 


IDNM 309 


Women, Society and Radiation Science 


IDNM 311 


Human Genetics 


IDNM 311 


Honors Human Genetics 


IDNM 313 


Plagues and People 


IDNM 314 


Comparative Social Behavior of Humans 




and Nonhuman Primates 


IDNM 315 


Networks: The Science of Connections 


KNES321 


The Science of Sports Success: 




Contributions of Genetics and Practice 


MATH 305 


Chance 


OCTH301 


Genetics, Health and Society 


PHYS 100 


Understanding Physics 


PHYS 103 


How Things Work 


PHIL 319 


Science, Technology and Values 


PSYC 301 


Science, Pseudoscience and Superstition 


WMST 339 


Reproductive Technologies and the Future 




of Motherhood. 



Category n.B.2. Merged into Category II.C.2 



Category II.B.l. American E.xperience: Arts and Humanities 

These courses engage students in a critical assessment of how 
their own experience is affected by American traditions in the 
arts and humanities and how the methodologies of these disci- 
plines can help them better understand American culture. 

One course is required in this category. The discipline chosen 
must be different from those chosen in 11. C.I. In aU Category II 
requirements, no more than three courses from one discipline 
may be taken for GenEd credit. Courses in italics are honors 
courses. 

AMST 20 1 Introduction to American Studies 

ART 115 American Traditions in Painting 

ARTH 113 Myths and Stories in American Art 

DANC 127 Introduction to Dance: The American 

Experience 
DANC 200 Our Dance Corridor 

ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature 

ENGL 231 American Literature to 1865 

ENGL 232 American Literature Since 1865 

ENGL 236 American Indian Literature, 1772-Present 

HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid- 

19th Century 
HIST 146 History of the United States Since the Mid- 

19th Century 
HIST 148 Honors History of the United States Since 

the Mid-19th Century 
HIST 1 61 Honors American Indian History 

HONR 130 Honors Seminar in the American 

Experience: Arts & Humanities 
IDEA 201 American Vision: Baltimore Visual and 

Performing Arts 
IDFA 101 Honors American Vision: Baltimore Visual 

and Performing Arts 
MUSC 1 1 1 Introduction to American Music 

MUSC 123 History of Jazz 

MUSC 125 Honors History of Jazz 

MUSC 127 Elements and History of Rock Music 

MUSC 201 Music in the United States: Analytic 

Emphasis 
THEA 103 Introduction to American Theatre 



Category II.B.j 


American Experience: Contemporary Issues 


These courses 


engage students in a critical assessment of how 


social and behavioral studies of American experience extend 


their understanding of themselves and others and how the 


methodologies 


of the social and behavioral sciences help them 


better iinderst 


vid American culture, behavior, or social and 


political institutions. \ 


One course 


is required in this category. In aU Category 11 


requirements. 


lo more than three courses from one discipline 


(e.g. HLTH, PHIL) may be taken for GenEd credit. Courses in 


italics are honors courses. 


CLST201 


Introduction to Cultural Studies 


CLST 101 


Honors Introduction to Cultural Studies 


COMM 131 


Fundamentals of Speech Communication 


CO MM 132 


Honors Fundamentals of Speech 




Communication 


DANC 101 


The Alexander Technique 


DANC 105 


Movement Skills Enhancement for Men 


DANC 106 


Fundamentals of Dance Movement 


DFST 101 


Introduction to Deaf Studies 


EDUC 201 


The Parenting Process 


ELED 201 


School and American Society- 


£L£D2]J 


Honors School and American Society 


EMF 140 


Introduction to Electronic Media 


FMST201 


Family Resources 


HLTH 101 


Wellness for a Diverse Society 


HLTH 101 


Honors Wellness for a Diverse Society 


HLTH 207 


Health Care in the U.S. 


HLTH 117 


Honors Health Care in the U.S. 


HONR 133 


Honors Seminar in the American 




Experience: Contemporary Issues 


IDFA 207 


Applied Ethics and Aesthetics in Fine Arts 




and Communications 


KNES 235 


Individualized Fitness 


MUSC 1 14 


Music Technology in American Society 


OCTH 103 


Leisure and Health Issues in Contemporary 




Society 


PHIL 253 


Contemporary Ethical Problems 


PHIL 255 


Environmental Ethics 


SOCI210 


Sociology of Sport 


SOCI 254 


Introduction to Criminal Justice 


WMST 235 


American Women and Popular Culture 



Category II.C.l. Western Heritage: Arts and Humanities 

These courses engage students in understanding how the Western 
heritage marks their contemporary experience, positively or neg- 
atively. 

One course is required in this category. The discipline chosen 
must be different from the one chosen in II.B.l. In ail Category 
II requirements, no more than three courses from one discipline 
may be taken for GenEd credit. Courses in italics are honors 
courses. 

ARTH 109 Art and the Human Body 

ARTH 107 Honors: Seminar in Art History 

ARTH 22 1 Survey of Western Art 

ARTH 222 Survey of Western Art II 

DANC 123 Introduction to Dance: European Court 

DANC 125 Introduction to Dance: Overview 

DANC 133 Honors Introduction to Dance: European 

Court 
DFST 107 American Sign Language I 

DFST 1 n Honors American Sign Language 1 



University Curriculum 



Categon Il.C.l. Western Heritage: Ans and Humanities 

(continued) 
ENGL 205 Shakespeare tor Non-Majors 

ENGL 221 British Literature to 1798 

ENGL 222 British Literature since 1~98 

ENGL 240 Classics of the Western Heritage 

ENGL 243 Introduction to Classical Nhthology 

ENGL 261 Tradition and Form in Western Poetry 

ENGL 263 Tradition and Form in Western Fiction 

ENGL 265 Tradition and Form in Western Drama 

ENGL 290 Honors Seminar in Literature 

FREN 101 French Elements I 

FREN 102 French Elements II 

GERM 101 German Elements I 

GERM 102 German Elements II 

GRK 101 Elements of Modern Greek I 

GRK 102 Elements of Modern Greek II 

HIST 101 Introduction to Ancient Civilization 

HIST 102 History of European Civilization through 

the 17th Century 
HIST 103 Historv- of European Civilization from the 

17th Centur)' 
HIST 105 Byzantine Empires and Balkans to 1821 

H/5T 108 Honors History of European Civilization 

from the 1 7th Century 
HIST 231 History of Russian Civilization 

HONR 235 Honors Seminar in Western Heritage: Arts 

and Humanities 
ITAL 101 Italian Elements I 

ITAL 102 Italian Elements II 

LATN 101 Latin Elements I 

LATN 102 Latin Elements II 

LATN 201 Latin Intermediate I 

LATN 202 Latin Intermediate II 

LATN 301 Advanced Readings in Latin I 

LATN 302 Advanced Readings in Latin II 

MUSC 101 Introduction to Music of the Western 

Heritage 
MUSC 105 Music Theory for Non-Ma)ors 

ML'SC 106 Honors Introduction to Music of the 

Western Heritage 
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 

PHIL 103 Introduction to Ethics 

PHIL 111 Logic 

PHIL 112 Honors Logic 

PHIL 212 Honors Special Studies in Philosophy 

PHIL 221 Ancient Greek Philosophy 

RUSS 101 Russian Elements I 

RUSS 102 Russian Elements II 

SPAN 101 Spanish Elements I 

SPAN 102 Spanish Elements II 

THEA 241 Costume, Dress and Societ)': Egyptian to 

Elizabethan 
THEA 242 Costume, Dress and Socien-: Elizabethan to 

1950 
THEA 243 Honors Costume, Dress and Society: 

Egyptian to Elizabethan 
THEA 244 Honors Costume, Dress and Society: 

Elizabethan to 1 950 



Category n.C.2. 


Western Heritage: Social and Behavioral 




Sciences 


These courses engage students in a critical assessment of how 


social and behavioral studies and their methodologies help them 


better understand Western culture, behavior, or social and polit- 


ical institutions. 




Two courses from different disciplines are required in this | 


category. In all C 


ategory II requirements, no more than three 


courses from one 


discipline (e.g. ECON, POSC) may be taken 


for GenEd credit. 


Courses in itahcs are honors courses. 


ANTH 209 


Anthropolog)' of American Culture 


A\TH2]1 


Honors Anthropology of American Culture 


ECON 201 


Microeconomic Principles 


ECON 202 


Macroeconomic Principles 


ECON 203 


Honors Microeconomic Principles 


ECON 204 


Honors Macroeconomic Principles 


FMST 101 


Introduction to Family Studies 


GEOG 109 


Introduction to Human Geography 


GEOG 110 


Honors Introduction to Human Geography 


GERO 101 


Introduction to Gerontolog)' 


HONR 231 


Honors Seminar in Western Heritage: Social 




and Behavioral Sciences 


POSC 101 


Introduction to Political Science 


POSC 102 


Honors Introduction to Political Science 


POSC 103 


,\merican National Government 


POSC 207 


State Government 


POSC 209 


Introduction to Law 


POSC 212 


Honors in Political Science 


PSYC 101 


Introduction to Psychology 


PSYC102 


Honors Introduction to Psychology 


PSYC 203 


Human Development 


PSYC 204 


Honors Human Development 


SOCI 101 


Introduction to Sociology 


SOC7 102 


Honors Introduction to Sociology 



Category- II.C.3. 


Western Heritage: Cultural Plurality and 




Diversity 


These courses explore race, class, gender, religious or ethnic tra- 


ditions, or minority issues and investigate how Western prejudg- 


ments, systems or traditions contribute to issues in diversity. 


One course is 


required in this category. In all Category n 


requirements, no 


more than three courses from one discipline 


(e.g. ENGL, THEA) may be taken for GenEd credit. Courses in | 


italics are honors 


courses. 


AFST201 


Main Themes in African-American Studies 


EDUC 203 


Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society- 


EMF 205 


Women and Gender in Film 


ENGL 233 


Survey of African-American Literature 


ENGL 234 


Major Writers in African-American 




Literature 


ENGL 235 


Ethnic-American Literature 


ENGL 239 


19th- and 20th-century Jewish Literature 


ENGL 249 


Honors 19th- and 20th-century Jewish 




Literature 


ENGL 253 


The Bible and Literature 


FREN 201 


French Intermediate I 


FREN 202 


French Intermediate II 


FREN 301 


French Composition and Conversation I 


FREN 302 


French Composition and Conversation II 


GERM 201 


German Intermediate I 


GERM 202 


German Intermediate II 


GERM 301 


German Composition and Conversation I 


GERM 302 


German Composition and Conversation II 


HLTH 220 


Sexuahtv' in Diverse Societies 


HONR 240 


Honors Seminar in Cultural Plurality and 




Diversity 



University Curriculum 



Category n.C.3. 


Western Heritage: Cultural Plurality and 




Diversity (continued) 


ITAL 201 


Italian Intermediate I 


ITAL 202 


Italian Intermediate 11 


ITAL 301 


Italian Composition and Conversation I 


ITAL 302 


Italian Composition and Conversation 11 


LGST 101 


Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies 


MUSC 205 


Women in Western Music 


NURS416 


Multicultural Health Care 


PHIL 204 


Race, Class and Gender 


PHIL 251 


African-American Philosophy 


RLST 206 


Judaism, Christianity and Islam 


RUSS201 


Russian Intermediate 1 


RUSS 202 


Russian Intermediate II 


SOCI241 


Blacks m America: Myths and Reality 


SOCI 243 


Sociology of Race, Class and Gender 


SPAN 201 


Spanish Intermediate I 


SPAN 202 


Spanish Intermediate II 


SPAN 203 


Honors Spanish Intermediate I 


SPAN 301 


Composition and Conversation I 


SPAN 302 


Composition and Conversation II 


THEA 303 


Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theater 


THEA 304 


Honors Cultural Diversity in Contemporary 




Theater 


THEA 380 


Topics in Diversity 


WMST231 


Women in Perspective 


WMST232 


Honors Seminar: Women in Perspective 



Category II. D. 


Global Awareness: Non-Western Cultures, 




Traditions, Issues 


These courses focus specifically or comparatively (among non- 


Western civilizations or between non-Western/Western civiliza- 


tions) on helping 


students understand multiple modes of human 


expression and experience. \ 


One course is 


required. In all Category 11 requirements, no 


more than three 


:ourses from one discipline (e.g. ANTH, HIST) 


may be taken for GenEd credit. Courses in italics are honors | 


courses. 




ANTH 207 


Cultural Anthropology 


ANTH 208 


Human Evolution and Prehistory 


ANTH 210 


Honors Cultural Anthropology 


ARAB 101 


Arabic Elements 1 


ARAB 102 


Arabic Elements 11 


ARTH 105 


Art in the Culture 


ARTH 107 


Art: Themes, Dreams and Visions 


ARTH 108 


Introduction to Non-Western Art 


ARTH 208 


Honors Seminar in Non-Western Art 




History 


CHNS 101 


Elementary Modern Chinese I 


CHNS 102 


Elementary Modern Chinese II 


CHNS 201 


Chinese Intermediate I 


CHNS 202 


Chinese Intermediate 11 


CHNS 301 


Chinese Composition and Conversation I 


CHNS 302 


Chinese Composition and Conversation II 


COMM 378 


Intercultural Communication 


ENGL 244 


World Folklore 


ENGL 248 


Literature of Global Experience 


GEOG 102 


World Regional Geography 


GEOG 112 


Honors World Regional Geography 


GEOG 105 


Geography of International Affairs 


HEBR 101 


Elements of Hebrew I 


HEBR 102 


Elements of Hebrew II 


HEBR 201 


Hebrew Intermediate I 


HEBR 202 


Hebrew Intermediate II 


HEBR 301 


Hebrew Composition and Conversation I 


HEBR 302 


Hebrew Composition and Conversation II 



Category II.D. 


Global Awareness: Non- Western Cultures, 




Traditions, Issues (continued) 


HIST 107 


Introduction to History of Islamic 




Civilization 


HIST 109 


Introduction to the Civihzation of India 


HIST 110 


East Asian Civilization to the 17th Century 


HIST 1 1 1 


East Asian Civilization Since the 17th 




Century 


HIST 117 


Islamic History 


HIST 121 


Latin America: Colonial Period 


HIST 122 


Latin America: National Period 


HIST 135 


African History and Culture 


HIST 150 


Europe and the Non-European World 


HIST 151 


The World Since 1945 


HLTH 201 


Internationa! Health 


HONR 243 


Honors Seminar in Global Awareness: Non- 




Western Cultures, Traditions and Issues 


JPNS 101 


Japanese Elements I 


JPNS 102 


Japanese Elements II 


JPNS 201 


Japanese Intermediate I 


JPNS 202 


Japanese Intermediate 11 


JPNS 301 


Japanese Composition and Conversation I 


JPNS 302 


Japanese Composition and Conversation II 


KNES 285 


Sport: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 


MUSC 110 


Honors World Music 


MUSC 112 


World Music: Americas, Africa, and West 




Europe 


MUSC 113 


World Music: East Europe, Asia, and the 




Middle East 


OCTH 205 


Alternative and Complimentary Health 




Care 


PHIL 219 


Introduction to Asian Philosophy 


POSC 105 


Governments of the World 


POSC 107 


Introduction to International Relations 


POSC 108 


Honors International Relations 


RLST 105 


Introduction to the Study of Religion 


RLST 205 


Women in World Religions 


WMST 233 


International Perspectives of Women 


WMST 234 


Honors: International Perspectives of 




Women 



University Curriculum 



General Education Requirements Checklist 



Use this form to keep track of how many General Education Requirements you've completed. You should also check your Degree Progress 
Report online to confirm completion of your GenEds. 

Categon I: Skills for Liberal Learning (one course in each subcategory) 

LA. Writing for a Liberal Education 

LB. Using Information Effectively 

I.e. College Mathematics 

I.D. Advanced Composition 

I.E. Creativity and Creative Development 



Category II: Contexts for Liberal Learning 

• n.A. requires two or three courses, including at least one laboratory' course. 

• n.B.l., II.B.3., II.C.l., n.C.3., and II.D. require one course each. 

• II.C.2. requires two courses. Courses must be from different disciplines. 

• Please note: In all Category II courses no more than three courses from the same discipline may be used to fulfill 
GenEd credit. 

II. A. Scientific Inquiry (Lab) 

(Lab) 



OR 

(Lab) 

(Non-Lab) 



AND 
(Non-Lab) 



n.B.l. American Experience: Arts and Humanities 

II.B.3. American Experience: Contemporary Issues 

n.C.L Western Heritage: Arts and Humanities 

n.C.l. Western Heritage: Social and Behavioral Sciences 

II. C. 3. Western Heritage: Cultural Plurality and Diversity 

II.D. Global Awareness: Non-Western Cultures, Traditions, Issues 



University Curriculum 



TRANSFER PACKAGES 

Towson University offers Transfer Packages to newly enrolled trans- 
fer students. The packages van.' according to the General Education 
(GenEd) requirements completed at the sending institution. 

A Transfer Package A, B, or C will be awarded to students meet- 
ing the following criteria prior to matriculation at Towson 
Universit)': 40 transferable credits of liberal arts course work com- 
parable to courses that native Towson University students may use 
to satisf\' GenEd and, as part of the 40 credits, the completion of 
the minimum MHEC (Maryland Higher Education Commission) 
GenEd requirements. 

Minimum Requirements for GenEd Transfer Packages 

Transfer packages will be awarded provided the following 
requirements are completed prior to matriculation at Towson 
University: 

• Minimum MHEC requirements: 

• One college-level freshman composition course (Towson 
graduation requirement: a grade equivalent ot a 2.00 or higher 
must be earned) 

• One college-level mathematics course (Prerequisite: two years 
of high school algebra) 

• Two science courses (one must be a lab) 

• Two arts/humanities courses (must be different disciplines) 

• Two social science courses (must be different disciplines) 

• Additional liberal ans requirements: 

• Emerging issues course (must include information technolog)') 

• One cultural diversit)' course 

• One global awareness course 

Package A 

• 40 units toward GenEd completed at sending 
institution 

• 6 units of GenEd courses required at Towson 

• I.D. Advanced Composition (Upper-Level) 

• II. A. Scientific Inquiry 

Package B 

• 40+ units toward GenEd completed at sending institution 

• 8+ science units (two lab science courses) toward GenEd complet- 
ed at sending institution 

• 3 units of GenEd required at Towson 

• I.D. Advanced Composition (Upper-Level) 

Package C Baccalaureate Institution Transfers Only 

• 44-46 units ot GenEd required and completed at 
sending institution 

• GenEd S.ATISFIED IN TRANSFER 

Course work for transfer students not awarded a GenEd pack- 
age will be applied toward Towson's GenEd requirements on a 
course-by-course basis. 

AAT Degrees (Associate of Arts in Teaching) 

Maryland public community college students who have earned 
AAT degrees (Associate of Arts Degree in Teaching) will be awarded 
64 credits in transfer "without further review," in accordance with 
MHEC policy, (toward the articulated education programs) at 
Towson. Students are encouraged to contact the appropriate edu- 
cation department chairperson at their institutions for specific 
details and program deadlines. 

Course work for students who do not complete all requirements 
of the AAT degree, will be applied toward Towson's GenEd and 
major requirements on a course-by-course basis. 



CHOOSING A MAJOR 

The General Education (GenEd) requirements allow students to 
explore a broad range of subjects, while the major and minor pro- 
vide in-depth study of one or more fields. A major may require as 
few as 30 units and as many as 84 units. The exact number varies 
and is set by the academic department. 

Ail students are asked to declare a major during their initial reg- 
istration to assist advisers in proper placement of courses. Those 
who are not sure which major they wish to pursue will be desig- 
nated as "undecided." However, all students must declare a major 
or be in a pre-major pool upon completing 60 units. Failure to do 
so will result in the discontinuation of a student's enrollment. 

In order to add or change a major or minor, students must com- 
plete a Change of Major/Minor Form available online and in the 
Registrar's Customer Service Center, Enrollment Services, room 223. 

Changes in Terminology 

Students use Towson Online Services to register for classes and 
track their academic progress. Please note that some academic 
terms used online and m the catalog are interchangeable. For exam- 
ple: majors and minors are referred to as Academic Plans; concen- 
trations and tracks are referred to as Academic Sub-Plans. 

Major 

A combined major consists of courses required of a particular dis- 
cipline that may include both lower-level (100-200) and upper-level 
(300-400) courses within and outside the discipline. A grade equiv- 
alent of 2.00 or higher is required in all courses completed toward 
the major, and a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) 
of 2.00 must be earned in the major. 

Combined Majors 

A major combines the requirements of two majors, allowing stu- 
dents to complete both majors by taking fewer units than if each 
major were completed separately. 

Double Major 

A double major requires the completion of all requirements for 
each of two majors. 

Minor 

An institutionally approved set of courses within a major area of 
study, or a separate, distinct thematic area of study consisting of at 
least 18, or no more than 30 units. A minimum of 12 units must be 
upper-level courses (300-400 numbered courses) and no more than 
12 units can be taken outside of the minor or thematic discipline. 

Concentration 

In some departments the major is further divided into concentra- 
tions. A concentration is a focused area of study involving a mini- 
mum of 24 units. 

Track 

A track is a university-approved area of focus within a larger area 
of study, but, unlike a concentration, it has not been formally 
approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission 
(MHEC). Tracks require a minimum of 24 units. 

Screened/Competitive Majors 

Some programs of study are screened. Students must meet certain 
academic and/or curricular criteria, such as completing prerequisite 
courses or attaining a specific average, before they are admitted to 
these programs. 

Other programs of study, while not officially approved screened 
majors, are competitive. Students must either submit a portfolio of 
work or audition before they are admitted to these programs. 
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The criteria are published in the applicable sections of this cata- 
log. Admission to the iiniversit)' does not guarantee admission to 
screened or competitive programs. 

Out-of-State Students 

Recognizing the advantage of a diverse student body, the universi- 
ty welcomes out-of-state applicants to its screened programs. 
However, because the university is partially supported by 
Maryland taxpayers, the proportion of out-of-state students admit- 
ted to its screened programs must be limited. Therefore, no more 
than 25 percent of each class of new students admitted to screened 
programs will be out-of-state residents unless qualified in-state stu- 
dents are unavailable. 

COLLEGES 

The university' comprises eight colleges: the College of Business and 
Economics, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts and 
Communication, the College of Health Professions, the College of 
Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Mathematics, the Honors 
College and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. 

Once students have determined a program of study, they become 
a member of, and graduate from, the academic college administer- 
ing the program. 

Students in teacher education programs may have requirements 
listed in more than one college. Teacher education programs are 
screened and highly competitive, requiring successful completion 
of specific prerequisite courses and attaining a minimum cumula- 
tive GPA, to be considered for admission. 

Students interested in pursuing a career in teacher education 
should read the "Standards for Students Enrolled in Teacher 
Education Programs" before deciding on a teaching career. This 
information can be found in the College of Education section of 
this catalog under the heading "Admission to Teacher Education." 

College of Business and Economics 

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) specializes in pro- 
viding a high-quality, applied undergraduate business education 
while offering a superior, comprehensive academic experience with 
an international perspective that prepares students for positions of 
responsibility and leadership in business and society. CBE provides 
graduates with the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs) that 
employers seek. The KSAs are integrated in the CBE curriculum 
and contain concrete, measurable and attainable objectives to pre- 
pare graduates to be broad-based and ready to perform immedi- 
ately upon entering the job market. 

The Accounting and Business Administration programs are 
accredited by AACSB International — the Association to Advance 
Collegiate Schools of Business. Students may earn degrees in 
Accounting, Business Administration, e-Business and Economics. 
Within the Business Administration major, students choose among 
concentrations in International Business, Finance, Management or 
Marketing, or tracks in Economics, Human Resource Management 
or Legal Studies. Courses toward financial planning certification 
are also offered. 

College of Education 

The mission for professional education at Towson University is to 
inspire, educate, and prepare educators as facilitators of active 
learning for diverse and inclusive populations in environments that 
are technologically advanced. The teacher education unit is accred- 
ited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher 
Education. 

As the first teacher-training institution in Maryland, Towson 
University has been preparing men and women for teaching careers 
for 140 years. Today, the College of Education has a nationwide 
reputation as a leader in teacher education. Programs of study lead 
to the baccalaureate degree in education with certification to teach 
Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special 



Education. In addition, the college offers programs that lead to 
teacher certification in secondary education and K-12 education for 
students enrolled in other colleges of the university. 

College of Fine Arts and Communication 

Recognized as a fine arts center for Maryland, the College of Fine 
Arts and Communication trains talented men and women to pur- 
sue careers in the arts and communication. Additionally, the col- 
lege offers all TU students the opportunity to participate in both 
academic and artistic experiences in these areas. 

Because the creative process involves close dialogue between 
teacher and student, programs are structured to allow for individ- 
ual attention. All programs provide a broad liberal education as 
well as specialized professional training. 

College of Health Professions 

The departments of the College of Health Professions have the 
common goal of preparing students to provide human services 
designed to improve the quality of life. The college is composed of 
the departments of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and 
Deaf Studies, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, and 
Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, and college- 
based programs in Allied Health and Physicians Assistant Studies. 
Graduates of the baccalaureate programs in Nursing and 
Occupational Therapy are eligible to sit for their respective certifi- 
cation examinations. 

A major in the College of Health Professions can prepare students 
for one of many health care and sport-related careers. Some e.xam- 
ples include community health education, speech and language 
pathology, hospital management, medical technology, athletic train- 
ing, teaching physical education, coaching, sports information, recre- 
ation leadership, research, government service and health education. 

College of Liberal Arts 

A liberal arts education provides students with the opportunit}' to 
explore the world of ideas and values, to appreciate cultural diver- 
sity, and to deepen their understanding of human nature and soci- 
ety, locally, nationally and globally. The liberal arts major prepares 
students for today's job market by teaching the skills and compe- 
tencies employers are seeking: the ability to think critically; com- 
municate effectively; research, organize and analyze data; work as 
a member of a team; and problem solve. 

The College of Liberal Arts offers a student-centered learning 
experience that emphasizes teaching excellence, scholarship and 
creativity through internships, research opportunities, community 
service and study abroad. More than 2,500 undergraduates major 
in liberal arts programs and 500 graduate students pursue master's 
degrees. 

The liberal arts are ideas at work. Upon graduation, students 
pursue graduate programs or careers in areas as diverse as urban 
planning, teaching, law, journalism, publishing, counseling, busi- 
ness and public service. 

Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and 
Mathematics 

The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with the 
science, mathematics and technology dimension of their liberal edu- 
cation. Courses are offered in all of the traditional physical, math- 
ematical and life sciences disciplines. Programs are vigorous, yet 
highly flexible. Students may choose a traditional science major or 
may elect cross-disciplinary majors, such as Environmental Science 
and Studies; Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics; 
or Forensic Chemistry. A Dual-Degree Engineering program; pre- 
professional preparation in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, veteri- 
nary medicine and physical therapy; and international studies pro- 
grams leading to a Master of Science are also available. Students 
who major in Mathematics or in one of the sciences may also pur- 
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The Honors College 

The Honors College provides an enhanced undergraduate experi- 
ence for more than 700 talented and high-achieving students. 
Professors from all academic colleges teach honors classes in 62 
majors and departments. Academic opportunities include small 
honors classes that offer more intimate student-faculty interaction 
and satisfy General Education (GenEd) requirements, early regis- 
tration, and recognition on the student's transcript and diploma. 
All accepted first-year students receive an Honors College scholar- 
ship. Social benefits include an option to live in honors housing in 
a community that integrates residential living with classroom activ- 
ity. Students also have opportunities to participate in special social, 
cultural and leadership activities. 

College of Graduate Studies and Research 

The College of Graduate Studies and Research has expanded pro- 
grams and streamlined administrative processes to accommodate a 
graduate student population which has grown to more than 3,500 
students. The mission of the Graduate School at Towson University 
is to provide programs of study that will allow individuals to 
advance their knowledge, increase their practical skills, and develop 
leadership abilities in a broad spectrum of professions. The College 
of Graduate Studies and Research also aims to help students 
enhance knowledge of their disciplines through collaboration on 
research projects with faculty; to be actively engaged in the process 
of improving the quality of life for others and themselves; and to 
develop the desire in each individual to become a continuous life- 
long learner. The college currently administers four doctoral, 38 
master's and 24 certificate programs. 

A hallmark of graduate education at Towson is the emphasis on 
applied programs that provide the skills and knowledge needed by 
career professionals. Eaculty and student research is closely related 
to graduate education and advances the college's mission as well as 
that of Towson University. The Office of University Research 
Services (OURS) was established to assist faculty and staff in 
obtaining external support for research and scholarly activity. It 
serves the dual function of protecting the university's interests in 
matters relating to external funding, while providing a high level of 
service to university faculty and staff members in identifying fund- 
ing opportunities, and submitting complete and competitive 
proposals for research and scholarly projects. In fiscal year 2005, 
Towson University received more than $13.2 million in external 
funding for research and other scholarly projects. 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAMS 

Certain majors offer students the ability to complete a departmen- 
tal Honors program. Students applying for admission to the 
departmental Honors program are usually first-term juniors who 
express an interest to the Departmental Honors faculty coordina- 
tor or departmental chair. To be eligible for Departmental Honors, 
students must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and 3.50 
GPA in the major, or consent of the faculty adviser. 

Departmental Honors requirements are listed in the catalog 
under the individual major departments. Students accepted into a 
Departmental Honors program must complete the requirements as 
listed in the catalog for their major. Most departments require that 
students complete 9 units in advanced content, directed readings, 
and an Honors thesis, but some departments may offer other 
options, such as an extensive design project. The thesis/project cul- 
minates in a final presentation before a three-member committee 
and the thesis adviser, and is open to the public. A completed, 
signed copy of the thesis/project must be submitted to the Honors 
College no later than two weeks before graduation. When the 
Honors College receives the thesis/proiect, the appropriate desig- 
nation appears on the diploma and final transcript. 

For more information on Departmental Honors programs, see 
the Departmental Honors Program Handbook. 



DEAN'S LIST 

Office of the Provost, 410-704-2125 

Full-time degree candidates are eligible for Dean's List recognition 
each fall and spring term provided they complete a minimum of 12 
calculable units and attain a 3.50 or higher GPA. 

Part-time degree candidates are eligible for Dean's List recogni- 
tion each academic year provided they complete a minimum of 12 
calculable units and attain a 3.50 or higher GPA during that aca- 
demic year. An academic year is designated as fall through summer 
and includes the January Minimester. 

Applicable course work is only that in which calculable grades 
(A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D+, D, ¥, EX) are earned. Pass (PS), Audit 
(AU), and Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (SAJ) grades do not apply 
toward the 12-unit minimum. 

Additionally, students who receive Incomplete (I) grades for the 
term are not eligible for Dean's List honors in that term, nor may 
they retroactively receive those honors once the work is made up 
and a letter grade is earned. 

GRADUATION WITH LATIN HONORS 

Graduation Office, Enrollment Services Center 225 
410-704-2095 

To receive a bachelor's degree with honors, students must first have 
completed 60 units of imdergraduate work at Towson University 
with the following cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA): 



3.75 to 4.00 
3.55 to 3.74 
3.40 to 3.54 



Summa Cum Laude 
Magna Cum Laude 
Cum Laude 



In addition, transfer students must have a cumulative 3.40 or 
better average for all work completed at other institutions. 

Students who do not qualify for honors because their TU or 
transfer GPA is not a 3.40 or higher will be evaulated based on 
their last 60 units at Towson. These students must have a cumula- 
tive average of 3.55 or higher in their last 60 units and will only be 
eligible for Cum Laude honors. Latin honors are evaluated auto- 
matically according to both the regular and alternate honors 
policies. 

Effective with the May 2009 graduating class, Latin honors will 
be awarded by college as follows: 

The top 2 percent (based on cumulative GPA) will receive 
Summa Cum Laude, the next highest 3 percent will receive Magna 
Cum Laude, and the following 5 percent will receive Cum Laude 
honors. See the Towson University commencement Web site for 
complete details at www.towson.edu/commencement. 



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Undergraduate Programs 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 

Accounting Maior'+> 

Track 

Financial Planning 
Business Administration Major/Minor+''-f 

Concentrations 

Finance 

International Business 

Management 

Marketmg 

Interdiscipttnary Specialization 

Marketing — Mass Communication Interdisciplinary 
Specialization 

Tracks 

Economics 

Human Resource Management 

Legal Studies 

Combined Major 

Business Administration and Computer Information Systems 
e-Business Major* 

Track 

Financial Plannmg 

Combined Major 

e-Business and Computer Information Systems 

e-Business and Business Administration (Marketing) 
Economics Major/Minor'f 

Combined Majors 

Economics and Geography 

Economics and Mathematics 

Economics and Political Science 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Art Education (K-12) Major* 

Dance Performance and Education (K-12) Major' 

(#audition required) 
Early Childhood Education Major* + 
Elementary Education Major* 

Minor 

Mathematics 

Combined Major 

Elementary Education and Deaf Studies 
Integrated Elementary Education - Special Education Major 
Library Media Certification (K-12) 
Music Education (K-12) Major* (#audition required) 

Concentrations 

Instrumental* 

Vocal/General# 
Physical Education (K-12) Major' 
Secondary Education Major' 

Certification Areas 

Biology/General Science 

Chemistry 

Earth-Space Science 

English 

French 

Geography 

German 

History 

Mathematics 

Physics 

School Health 

Social Science 

Spanish 
Special Education Major' 

Tracks 

Elementary 

Infant/Primary 

Secondary/ Adult 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION 

Art Major/Minor'f 
Concentrations 
Art History 
Crafts 
Painting 
Printmaking 
Sculpture 



Visual Communication 

Program Options 

Ceramics 

Metalsmithing and Jewelry 

Interdisciplinary Crafts 

Painting 

Computer Art 

Graphic Design 

Illustration: Studio Media/Digital 

Photography: Fine and Applied Arts 

Photography: Photographic Imaging 
Art Education (K-12) Major* 
Communication Studies Major/Minor 
Combined Major 

Communication Studies and Political Science 
Dance Performance and Education (K-12) Major 

(#audition required) 
Electronic Media and Film Major/Minor 
Tracks 
Film 

Radio/Audio 
TelcvisionA'ideo 
Film and Media Studies 
Mass Communication Major/Minor 
Tracks 
Advertising 

Journalism and New Media 

Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communication 
Combined Major 

Mass Communication and Political Science 
Interdisciplinary Specialization 
Mass Communication — Marketing Interdisciplinary 

Specialization 
Music Major* (#audition required) 
Concentrations 
Compositions 
Guitar Performance* 
Jazz/Commercial Performance* 
Jazz/Commercial Composition* 
Keyboard Performance* 
Voice Performance* 
Winds/Strings/Percussion Performance* 
Music Minor 
Tracks 

Performance* 

Literature (application to department required) 
Music Education (K-12) Major* (*audition required) 
Concentrations 
Instrumental* 
Vocal/General* 
Theatre Major/Minor 
Tracks 
Acting 

Design and Production 
Theatre Studies 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS 

Athletic Training Major-f* 

Deaf Studies Major 

Exercise Science Major 

Gerontology Major/Minor 

Health Care Management Major/Minor 

Track 

Long-Term Care 
Health Science Majort 

Concentrations 

Community Health 

School and Community Health Education 

School Health — Teacher Education (5-12) 
Nursing Major* + 

Basic Program 

RN Completion Program 
Occupational Therapy Major* + 
Physical Education Major (K-12) Certification 
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Major* + 

Combined Major 

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Deaf Studies 
Sport Management Major 
Community College Partnerships 
Allied Health Major (with Community Colleges of Baltimore County) 



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Chemical Dependency Counseling and Education Major (with 

Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk) 

Tracks 

Counseling and Rehabilitation 

Prevention and Education 
Pre-Professional Preparation 
Pre-Medical Technology 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 

Cultural Studies Major/Minor 
English Major/Minor'f 

Concentrations 

Literature 

Writing 

Minors 

World Literature 

Creative Writing 
Environmental Science and Studies Major/Minor 

Concentration 

Environmental Studies 
Family Studies Major/Minor 

Tracks 

Child Life 

Family and Human Services 

Services to Children 
Foreign Languages Major/Minor/Proficiency 

Tracks 

French 

German 

Spanish 

Literature/Professional 

Secondary Education 
Geography and Environmental Planning Major/Minor 

Minor 

Geographic Information Sciences 

Combined Majors 

Geography and Economics 

Geography and Political Science 

Geography and Sociology 
Geography and Land Surveying Major (with Community College 

of Baltimore County, Catonsville) 
History Major/Minor^ 
Interdisciplinary Studies Major 

Major Tracks/Minors/Options 

American Studies 

Asian Studies 

Classical Studies 

Individualized Studies 

Latin American Studies 

Tracks 

Animal Behavior 

Minors Only 

African and African American Studies 

Business, Communication and the Liberal Arts 

Comparative Ethnic Studies 

Irish Studies 

Jewish Studies 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies 
International Studies Major/Minor 

Tracks 

General 

International Development 

Asia 

Latin America 

Europe 

Minor 

European Studies 
Law and American Civilization Major 
Metropolitan Studies Major 
Philosophy Major/Minor 
Political Science Major/Minor 

Combined Majors 

Political Science and Economics 

Political Science and Geography 

Political Science and Communication Studies 

Political Science and Mass Communication 

Prelaw Advising Program 
Psychology Major/Minor4- 

Options 

Honors Clinical 

Honors Developmental 

Honors Research 
Religious Studies Major/Minor 



Social Science Major 
Sociology-Anthropology Major/Minor-*- 

Concentrations 

Anthropology 

Sociology 

Criminal Justice 

Combined Majors 

Sociology and Psychology 

Sociology and Geography 

Anthropology and Geography 
Women's Studies Major/Minor 
Dual Degree Program 
Prelaw Program (with University of Baltimore) 

JESS AND MILDRED FISHER COLLEGE OF 
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 

Biology Major/Minor 

Concentrations 

Cell and Molecular Biology 

Functional Biology of Animals 

Organismal Biology and Ecology 

Secondary School Biology and General Science Teaching 
Chemistry Major/Minor (ACS accredited degree)+ 

Track 

General Professional 
Computer Information Systems Major/Minor-f 

Combined Maiors 

Computer Information Systems and Business Administration 

Computer Information Systems and Electronic Business 
Computer Science Major/Minor+^ 

Track 

Computer Security 

Combined Major 

Computer Science and Mathematics 
Earth-Space Science Major 
Environmental Science and Studies Major/Minor 

Concentration 

Environmental Science 
Forensic Chemistry Major 
Geology Major/Minor-f 

Tracks 

General Geology 

Environmental Geology 
Mathematics Major/Minor-f 

Concentrations 

Actuarial Science and Risk Management 

Applied Mathematics 

Pure Mathematics 

Secondary Education 
Medicinal Chemistry Major (Dual Degree Program with 

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy) 
Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics Major/Minor 

Tracks 

Molecular Biology 

Biochemistry 

Bioinformatics 
Physics Major/Minor 

Tracks 

Astrophysics 

Applied Physics 

General Physics 

Minor 

Astronomy 
B.S. Physics/M.S. in Computer Science 
Community College Partnership 
Information Technology Major (with Community College of Baltimore 

County, Essex) 
Dual Degree Programs 
B.S. in Biological Sciences/M.S. in Aquaculture or Antarctic and Southern 

Ocean Studies (with University of Tasmania) 
Medicinal Chemistry (with University of Maryland School of Pharmacy) 
Physics and Engineering (with University of Maryland, College Park and 

Pennsylvania State University) 
Pre-Professional Preparation 
Prepharmacy 
Pre-physical Therapy 
Preveterinary Medicine 

Concentrations, minors and tracks are listed under majors. 

"Screened or competitive major. Admission to the university does not 

guarantee admission to this major program. 

+This program is accredited by a national association. 

#Auditions are required. 

♦This major can be completed 100 percent during the evening hours. 



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OPPORTUNITIES FOR OFF-CAMPUS STUDY 

Students at Towson may expand their educational opportunities by 
studying in universities throughout Maryland, the United States, 
and in countries around the world. In some programs, students 
are able to pay tuition approximately equal to that at Towson (plus 
transportation), while others will require additional funds. 
Students considermg one of the off-campus study options will want 
to plan ahead for their experience. 

Inter-Institutional/Baltimore Student Exchange Registration 
Program 

Enrollment Ser\ices Center 235, 410-704-2007 
The Inter-Institutional Registration Program at Towson University 
IS designed to foster an interchange of students between Towson 
and other University- System of Maryland institutions. Certain pri- 
vate colleges, such as Goucher, Loyola, Johns Hopkins, College of 
Notre Dame, Morgan State University, Maryland Institute College 
of Art, Peabody Institute, Villa Julie and Baltimore Hebrew 
University, also participate in a similar program called the 
Baltimore Student E.xchange Program (BSEP), with no additional 
tuition costs to students. 

Interested students should contact the coordinator at Towson. 
Students must maintain a combined full load (12 or more units) 
with a minimum of 6 units at TU. With approval of the coordina- 
tor, students may register for one or two courses at the host insti- 
tution. Enrollment is on a space-available basis. Students must 
obtain special permits or instructor consent to register for courses 
that require them at the host institution. Students participating in 
the Inter-Institutional Registration Program must follow the with- 
drawal deadlines at the host institutions. 

At the end of the term, the host institution's registrar will send 
an official transcript to Towson, and the courses completed and 
grades earned will be posted to the Towson record and calculated 
into the Towson cumulative average. Additionally, a notation will 
be made that the course work was completed through the program, 
indicating the name of the host institution. 

National Student Exchange (NSE) 
Lecture Hall, 410-704-3583 

This program allows full-time degree candidates an opportunity to 
become acquainted with social and educational patterns in other 
areas of the United States. Through Towson's membership in the 
NSE, students may attend one of the 140 participating schools for 
a term or a full year. Schools participating in the program include 
ones in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and in 47 states. For 
more information, contact Tracy Miller, 410-704-3583, or Susan 
Hyman, 410-704-2007. 

Consortia Agreements 

Enrollment Services Center 233, 410-704-3104 

Students at TU may participate in consortia agreements between 
accredited rw-o- and four-year colleges and universities. Consortia 
agreements are useful for students who wish to use part of their 
financial aid to pay for all or part of the tuition and fees at the par- 
ticipating institution. 

Students wishing to participate in a consortia agreement must: 

1. Be in good academic standing at TTJ. Students for whom an 
exception to suspension, dismissal or disenroUment has been 
made or who have been readmitted on probation are 
ineligible; 

2. Not have completed more than 64 units at community colleges 
or more than 90 total units at all schools anended, including 
TU; 

3. Must have financial aid for the specific period; 

4. Obtain from the appropriate TU academic department(s) ver- 
ification that the courses selected are transferable in accor- 
dance with current transfer credit policies and procedures; 



5. Not attempt to repeat courses at the participating institution 

if they have been attempted at TU. 

Note: Students do not need a consortia agreement if they register 

through either the Inter-Institutional Registration or Baltimore 

Student Exchange Programs (see section describing requirements). 

Students should also be aware that grades and units earned 
through a consortia agreement are posted to the TU record and 
calculated in the academic totals. Accordingly, the Academic 
Standards Committee reserves the right of approval in some cases 
if the Pass grading option is elected on courses taken as part of a 
consortia agreement. 

For more information, contact Marilvn Leuthold, Office of the 
Registrar, 410-704-3104. 

STUDY ABROAD 

Administration Building 

7720 York Road, Second Floor, 410-704-2451 

Fax: 410-704-4703 

E-mail: studyabroad@towson.edu 

ww-vv.towson.edu/studyabroad 

Adam Grotsky, Director 

Tina Cavaluzzi, Assistant Director 

Liz Shearer, Adviser 

Claudia Jenkins, Programs Assistant 

The Study Abroad Office provides a wide range of overseas aca- 
demic experiences for Towson students. It plays an important role 
in the university^ 's mission to internationalize the campus commu- 
nity and to provide all of its students with a broad knowledge and 
understanding of the global society. Currently, more than 300 stu- 
dents per year from a variety' of disciplines participate in TU's 
study abroad and exchange programs. 

The Study Abroad Office provides the following services: coor- 
dinates and manages study abroad and exchange programs; advis- 
es interested and eligible students on incorporating an overseas 
experience in their undergraduate degree program; acts as a liaison 
for the student, academic departments and various administrative 
offices on campus, and foreign universities; and provides support 
services to students prior to, during, and following a study abroad 
experience. 

The university maintains relationships with various institutions 
abroad and U.S. -based organizations providing overseas study 
opportunities in Europe, the Americas, Africa, .\sia, Mexico, the 
Caribbean, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. For an up-to- 
date list of exchange partners and affiliates, please visit the 
Web site at www.towson.edu/studyabroad. 

The length of programs varies from one term to a year, 
Minimester or during the summer. Many programs focus on spe- 
cific academic disciplines, while others emphasize language study, 
independent study or an internship combined with traditional 
course work. Academic credit can be applied toward fulfilling 
requirements and electives for degree programs. 

Financial aid and scholarships may be applied toward all study 
abroad exchanges and programs. Special scholarships for study 
abroad are also available. Contact the Study Abroad Office for 
more information. 

Daily information sessions are conducted by the Study Abroad 
Office to provide students with preliminary information about 
overseas study opportunities and procedures. Students should 
attend an information session approximately one year prior to their 
intended study abroad experience. Study abroad advisers are avail- 
able by appointment to meet with students who have attended a 
preliminary information session. During an advising appointment, 
students can expect to receive information and advice on study 
abroad program options and how to choose an appropriate pro- 
gram, as well as financial aid and scholarship information, specif- 
ic course information, transferring credit, registration, housing, 
etc. Students are also advised on how to obtain passports, visas 
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sessions are conducted each term for students who have been 
accepted to a study abroad program. Students are required to 
attend these informative sessions which address many critical 
issues such as health, safety, travel and culture shock. The office 
maintains a resource area for students with program/course cata- 
logs, videos, scholarship and financial aid resources, travel guides, 
and miscellaneous international publications. 

For further information, contact a study abroad adviser at 4 10- 
704-2451, visit the office to pick up an information packet, or visit 
the Web site at www.towson.edu/studyabroad.com. 

UNDERGRADUATE NON-DEGREE 
PROGRAMS 

Office of Admissions 

Enrollment Services, 410-704-2113 

The Office of Admissions oversees the following programs and 
services: Non-Degree Student Enrollment, Teacher Certification, 
Second Bachelor's Degree, High School Parallel Enrollment, and 
Golden I.D. Tuition Waiver Program. 

The academic policies described in the Admissions, University 
Curriculum, and Academic Regulations sections of this catalog 
apply to students in the above programs unless otherwise specified. 

Admission 

Admission is the official acceptance of a student as a degree can- 
didate by the TU Office of Admissions. Registration is the enroll- 
ment in courses for a particular term. Persons who meet the crite- 
ria for non-degree enrollment (outlined below) may register for 
courses without formal admission to the university. Eligibility 
requirements for formal admission and deadlines are detailed in 
the Admissions section of this catalog. 

Non-Degree Students 

Students who wish to enroll as non-degree students (not formally 
admitted by the university) must complete an Enrollment Form 
and submit it to the Office of Admissions before registering. 
Persons who have been denied admission to TU because of aca- 
demic ineligibility are not permitted to attend as non-degree stu- 
dents. They may, however, transfer to Towson University after 
attending another college or university if they meet TU's transfer 
admission requirements (see Guidelines for Transfer Admission in 
this catalog). Persons who have graduated from high school with- 
in the last two years are not eligible to attend TU as a non-degree 
student during the fall or spring terms. They must apply for admis- 
sion as a degree-seeking student. 

Non-degree students are expected to maintain the following 
cumulative GPA based on calculable grades at Towson University 
as indicated below: 



Units 

(includes Towson units only) 

9-29.5 

30-59.5 

60 and above 



Minimum GPA 
1.50 

1.75 
2.00 



Students who fail to meet the criteria for good academic standing 
outlined above will be sent letters of warning. After being warned, 
if students do not maintain good academic standing in any subse- 
quent term, their enrollment will be permanently discontinued. 

Non-degree students may apply for formal admission as degree 
candidates according to published deadlines, and admission will be 
based on a competitive GPA and space availability. Advising is 
available through the Office of Admissions and the Academic 
Advising Center 



The following policies apply for non-degree students who wish 
to earn a degree at TU: 

1. No catalog will be assigned until you are formally admitted as 
a degree candidate. You must complete the requirements listed 
in your assigned catalog. Please note: It is to your benefit to 
be formally admitted as soon as you are eligible. 

2. You must complete the final 30 units of your degree in resi- 
dence at TU. 

3. You must complete the final 15 units of your degree at TU as 
a degree candidate. 

4. Transfer credits earned at another institution will not be eval- 
uated until you are formally admitted as a degree candidate. 
Academic advising received prior to formal admission will not 
be considered binding by Towson University. 

International students who are on a visa of any type may not 
enroll as non-degree students without written permission from the 
International Student and Scholar Office. Non-native English 
speakers will be tested in English and placed in remedial English 
courses if needed. 

Teacher Certification 

Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to take 
courses (including student teaching) to become certified to teach in 
the state of Maryland should contact the Center for Professional 
Practice, located in Hawkins Hall, room 302B, 410-704-2567. 
Students must complete a Teacher Certification Enrollment Form in 
order to register. The form is available in the Center for 
Professional Practice and should be submitted to the Office of 
Admissions. Certification students will be advised by the appropri- 
ate department in the College of Education. 

Students taking courses for recertification do not need to file an 
application with the Center for Professional Practice. They only 
need to file the Non-Degree Enrollment Form with the Office of 
Admissions (see section above on Non-Degree Students). 

Non-Degree Immunization 

All non-degree students enrolled in 6 or more units will be required 
to submit immunization records. For more information, contact the 
Dowell Health Center at 410-704-2466. 

Second Bachelor's Degree 

The Second Bachelor's Degree Program is designed to meet the 
needs of college graduates who wish to attain proficiency in a dif- 
ferent major field. To be eligible for admission, applicants must 
hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution 
and must have a 2.00 cumulative GPA from all previously attend- 
ed institutions. 

A maximum of 90 transferable credits of undergraduate course 
work will be applied toward the second bachelor's degree. In addi- 
tion, students must complete a minimum of 30 units in residence at 
TU and meet all the requirements of the "new" major At least one- 
half of the "new" major units must be completed at Towson since 
the completion of the first degree. Each student must complete an 
advanced writing course. All other General Education require- 
ments are considered to have been met through the first degree. 

For more information or to apply, visit the Admissions Web site. 
Deadlines for fall and spring admission are June 15 and November 
15, respectively. Some screened/competitive majors have earlier 
deadlines and separate applications. 

Second bachelor's degree candidates may qualify for 
Departmental Honors, the Dean's List, and/or graduation with 
honors (60 units at TU in the second degree required). Please refer 
to the Academic Regulations section of this catalog for criteria. 



University Curriculum 



High School Parallel Enrollment 

The High School Parallel Enrollment Program is designed for high 
school students who want to take courses at Towson for college 
credit. Students must have a B average and approximately 1100 on 
SATs (or 110 on PSATs). "Home-schooled" students should send 
the most recent evaluation from the supervising organization, as 
well as any standardized test results. 
The program allows students to: 

• Experience college first-hand 

• Take courses not offered at the high school level 

• Earn college credit 

High School Parallel Enrollment students enroll in regular 
courses at Towson during the summer sessions or the fall and 
spring terms and attend class right along with other college stu- 
dents. They may take any TU course, provided the prerequisites 
have been met. 

To apply, download the printable application form. Send the 
completed form and $25 application fee to the Office of 
Admissions, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 
21252-0001. Also enclose a copy of SAT scores and high school 
transcript. The application and supporting documentation can also 
be faxed to 410-704-3030. 

Golden I.D. Tuition Waiver Program 

Retired Maryland residents, 60 years of age or older, are eligible 
for the Golden I.D. Tuition Waiver Program. Golden I.D. students 
may enroll for up to 11 units in the fall and spring terms (and 8 
units in the summer session) and pay a discounted fee rate. 
Participants may take courses for audit or credit on a space-avail- 
able basis (special format courses and Towson Learning Network 
(TEN) programs are excluded). To apply for a Golden I.D. card 
and find out the current fee rates, contact the Office of Admissions, 
410-704-2113. 

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING 

Registrar's Customer Service Center, Enrollment Services 223, 
410-704-2471 

TU recognizes that some students may have acquired abilities 
through life experience, personal study, and/or military course 
work. The Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Program offers an 
opportunity for students to receive college credit by takmg "chal- 
lenge" tests in the area of their proficiency, presenting portfolios, 
and providing documentation of military course work/experiences. 

A maximum of 45 units for "non-traditional learning" may be 
granted with a grade of PE through the Credit for Prior Learning 
Program (this includes any CLEP credit granted in transfer). CPL 
units can be used to fulfill GenEds, electives, and/or major require- 
ments. Students must be degree candidates with at least a 2.00 
cumulative GPA to have CPL units recorded on the TU transcript. 
Please note that some academic departments may accept a lower 
maximum number of CPL units toward the major. Please check 
with the major department first to find out if such restrictions 
exist. 

Different ways to earn CPL units at Towson University are 
described below: 

Departmental Exams 

TU offers departmental "challenge" exams in Biology, Chemistry, 
Economics, Health Science, Mathematics, Modern Languages and 
Psychology. Students' achievement in a particular test must be 
equal or superior to that of students having earned a grade equiv- 
alent of 2.00. Although departmental standards for granting cred- 
it may exceed this minimum, credit may not be granted when 
achievement is below 2.00 level work. Departments may also offer 
advanced placement with no credit given based on an individual- 
ized assessment. 



CLEP (College Level Examination Program) 

TU offers, and grants units for, the following computerized CLEP 
tests: Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social 
Science/Historv. Tests are also offered in Accounting (ACCT 201, 
202), Business Law (LEGE 226), Economics (ECON 201, 202), 
Marketing (MKTG 341), Management (MNGT 361), Computer 
Science (COSC 111), Freshman Composition (ENGL 102), 
American Literature (ENGL 230), English Literature (ENGL 221, 
222), Educational Psychology (PSYC 201), and Sociology (SOCI 
101). For information about the minimum passing scores for 
CLEP tests, call 410-704-2471. 

Individualized Assessments 

Students who wish to earn credit for courses that do not have stan- 
dard departmental or CLEP exams may contact the academic 
department to determine if individualized assessment is possible. 
This type of assessment may include portfolio review, oral or writ- 
ten examination, demonstration (e.g., dance or music), or written 
report/paper. 

Military Course Work/Experience 

TU is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). 
Students who have served or are currently serving in the United 
States military may receive college credit for basic training, mili- 
tary occupational specialties, and other military course work. 
Official documentation must be submitted. Work will be evaluat- 
ed per the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in 
the Armed Services by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

For further information on the Credit for Prior Learning Program, 
call the Office of the Registrar, 410-704-3104. 

MILITARY SCIENCE PROGRAMS 

Registrar's Office, Enrollment Services 235, 410-704-2007 

Towson offers undergraduate students who are interested in offi- 
cer training for the military several opportunities to pursue that 
training. 

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Credit 

TU will accept transfer credit hours earned from a recognized 
ROTC Program sponsored by an accredited college or university. 
Such credits will be considered upper- or lower-level credits as 
defined by the transferring school, and are applicable as elective 
units toward a TU degree. ROTC units are considered to be non- 
traditional units and are part of a maximum of 45 non-traditional 
units allowed by academic policy. 

U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) 

Towson University offers Army ROTC to its students through a 
cooperative agreement among Loyola College, TU, and the U.S. 
Army. 

The primary objective of the ROTC Program is to prepare 
selected students with potential to serve as commissioned officers 
in one of the three components of the U.S. Army — Active Army, 
National Guard and Army Reserve. The program is totally volun- 
tary and is conducted in two phases — the basic course and the 
advanced course. 

The basic course is taken in the freshman and sophomore years. 
No military commitment is incurred during this time, and students 
may withdraw, as with any other course, through the end of the 
second year. The basic course is available as an elective to all qual- 
ified students. 

TTJ students who decide after either their freshman or sopho- 
more years that they are interested in the ROTC Program may 
attend a special ROTC Basic Camp. This camp will fully substi- 
tute for the first two years of on-campus study. This camp is held 
for six weeks during the summer, and all participants receive pay 
and allowances. 



University Curriculum 



Normally, students must have a minimum of two years of col- 
lege remaining before graduation in order to join ROTC. 

Except for veterans, the basic course or a basic camp must be 
successfully completed prior to entering the advanced course. 

The advanced course is normally taken in the fmal two years of 
college. A paid, six-week advanced camp is held during the sum- 
mer between the junior and senior years. 

Army ROTC graduates may serve three or four years, or an 
entire career on active duty, or request Reserve Forces Duty (RFD) 
and serve as little duty as three months on active duty. The remain- 
der of their obligation is spent in the Army Reserve or the Army 
National Guard where they assume roles equally important to 
those of their active duty counterparts. 

Specialized branch assignments are made in the students' senior 
year, which will determine the nature of their duties once they are 
commissioned. These specialized assignments are based largely 
upon students' majors and personal preferences. 

Prior to graduation and commissioning, the senior student will 
make known personal preferences regarding the geographical area 
of the world in which he or she desires to serve his or her first tour 
upon entering the active Army. 

The Army awards scholarships on a competitive basis to out- 
standing young men and women who are interested in serving in 
the active or reserve components of the U.S. Army. Details of the 
ROTC scholarship program are available from the Office of 
Financial Aid. All TU students are eligible to apply. 

Enrollment for ROTC is done through the Military Science 
Department at Loyola College. Contact the Military Science 
Department at 410-617-2387 or 410-617-2276 for class days and 
times. Generally, freshmen and sophomores have classes on 
Monday and Wednesday afternoons either at Loyola or at Towson. 
Juniors and seniors attend classes at Loyola on Tuesday and 
Thursday afternoons. 

Air Force ROTC 

Air Force ROTC is available to students at Towson University 
through an agreement with the University of Maryland, College 
Park. Air Force courses are scheduled so that students from 
Towson University may complete most AFROTC requirements 
during one morning per week at the College Park campus. In addi- 
tion, students at Towson are eligible to compete for all AFROTC 
scholarships; four-, three-, and two-year scholarships pay for total 
tuition and fees at both the University of Maryland and Towson 
University, for all required books, and provide a $100 per month 
subsidy for both pilot and navigator training programs. Upon 
graduation from Towson University and completion of the 
AFROTC curriculum at the University of Maryland, students will 
be commissioned second lieutenants in the Air Force. Students 
who are interested in the Air Force ROTC can contact: Air Force 
ROTC, Det. 330, Cole Field House, Room 2126, University 
of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742; telephone: 
301-314-3242/7649/7644. 



Academic Regulations 

An education from Towson University includes a broad liberal arts 
base and a strong knowledge of one or more major fields of study. 
To ensure that the Towson degree continues to have weight and 
meaning, and that it signifies student work meeting or exceeding a 
particular level of excellence, the university insists that certain 
standards and policies apply to all undergraduate students. These 
policies are published every year in this catalog, and any revisions 
are effective as of the date of the catalog's publication (unless oth- 
erwise stated). 

The Academic Standards Committee, comprising faculty, admin- 
istrators and students, meets regularly to formulate policy and to 
review appeals from students asking for exceptions to policies. 

Students who wish an exception must appeal in writing to the 
Academic Standards Committee, c/o the Registrar's Office. 
Appeals must he written by students. Letters received from third 
parties will be considered only as support of students' appeals. 
Letters of appeal should be as brief as possible, concise, and must 
include all pertinent academic information, including, when appro- 
priate, supporting documentation. All appeals receive a written 
response from the committee. 

This section will explain the policies and regulations that govern 
academic standards at Towson. 

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS 

A unit is the value given generally to one 50-minute class (or its 
equivalent) meeting weekly for a term. This means that a class 
meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 9:50 a.m. or 
Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 9:15 a.m. will be a 3-unit course. 
Most classes fit this format. Classes that require laboratory or stu- 
dio time in addition to lecture time will usually merit an e.xtra unit, 
becoming 4-unit courses, just as those requiring less class time will 
merit fewer units. The course description section of the catalog lists 
the number of units each course carries. Faculty expect students to 
spend at least two hours reading, writing and doing research out- 
side of class for each hour spent in class. 

A term is 14 weeks of instruction, exclusive of final e.xaminations. 
The work covered in one college term is approximately equal to 
that done in one year of high school. 

Term of Study. Each term in which students register and do not 
cancel or withdraw during the change of schedule period counts as 
a term of study. 

Minimester is an intensive condensed term in January that allows 
students to take courses that lend themselves to a highly focused 
format (15 hours of instruction each week) to discuss ideas that 
interest students or that may fill a gap in their requirements. 
Students may take a maximum of 6 units in this term. 

The Summer Sessions are made up of four sessions of varying 
lengths, including an evening session, that allow students to com- 
plete regular course work in a shorter period of time and fulfill 
degree requirements sooner. Students may take a maximum of 9 
units in any one session and a maximum of 15 units in all sessions 
combined. 

Unit Load. In a regular fall or spring term students take about 15 
units (five, 3-unit courses). In the Minimester, students may take a 
maximum of 6 units. Students may register for a maximum of 15 
units during the summer, but they may not take more than 9 units 
during any one session. 

To be considered full-time, undergraduate students must be 
enrolled in a minimum of 12 units each term. For graduate stu- 
dents, the minimum is 9 units each regular term. 



Academic Regulations 



All students in good academic standing may register for 19 units 
in any fall or spring term. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.25- 

3.49 may register for 20 units. Those with a cumulative GPA of 

3.50 or higher may register for 21 units. Graduating seniors in their 
last term must ask permission from the Registrar's Office to take 
units beyond 19. 

Prerequisites. Prerequisites are requirements imposed by an aca- 
demic department for certain courses within its curriculum. Such 
requirements may include, but are not limited to, other courses 
(C or higher grade), a specific GPA, or class standing, (e.g., junior, 
senior). Prerequisites may also include successful completion of 
screened requirements, where applicable, or successful completion 
of a specific test or examination, either depanmental or standard- 
ized, where applicable. Prerequisites may also include department 
or instructor permission in addition to, or in lieu of, a specific 
course, testing, or class standing requirements. 

Departments are responsible for enforcing prerequisites. 
Students are advised to read carefully course descriptions found in 
the Undergraduate Catalog and to make sure they have met any 
prerequisites before registering for courses. Students who remain 
in courses without having met prerequisites, with or without the 
permission of the instructor, do so at their own risk. Failure to meet 
prerequisites and withdraw from a course by the published dead- 
line is not a basis for petitioning the Academic Standards 
Committee for an exception to academic policy. 

ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION 

Students who have applied for admission to degree candidacy and 
have been admitted must return their Enrollment Contract to 
acknowledge their acceptance of the university- "s offer of admission. 
After they do this, they will receive information about academic 
advising and course registration. Orientation is available to new- 
freshmen and transfer students prior to the beginning of the term. 
The process in which students select courses and have those cours- 
es entered into the computer is called registration. 

Each term students receive information regarding the number of 
units they have earned to establish their registration date. Students 
are encouraged to see their adviser before they register. Students 
who have no adviser may check with their major department or, if 
thev have no major, with the Academic Advising Center (Lecture 
Hail, 410-704-2472). 

After students have met with their advisers, they plan their 
schedules and register online at http://onestop.towson.edu. 
Students may also register in person at the Registrar's Customer 
Service Center, Enrollment Services, room 223. First-year students 
must meet with an adviser before they will be allowed to register. 
Non-degree students (those not formally admitted to the university) 
are encouraged to seek advising at least once each academic year. 

Important. Students may not attend a class until they register for 
that class, and they must satisfy all financial obligations to the insti- 
tution before they register. 

Special Format Courses 

Directed readings and independent studies are examples of special 
format courses. Students may not apply more than 12 units of spe- 
cial format courses toward graduation. Departments may set limits 
for fewer units, but they may not exceed the maximum of 12 units 
set by the University' Curriculum Committee. Because of the con- 
centrated nature of these courses, students are advised to take no 
more than 6 units of upper-level special format courses per term. 

Pass Grading Option 

Students may elect to be graded on a Pass basis for a maximum of 
12 units toward their degree. If students register for more than 12 
units under the Pass option, only 12 will apply toward graduation. 
This option is not available for courses required toward a majoi; 



minor. Honors College requirements, or for cenification in teacher 
education unless special permission is obtained from the depart- 
ment chairperson. Students must make all changes to the option 
before the pubhshed withdrawal deadline each term. In order to 
elect this grading option, students must complete a Change of 
Schedule Form in the Registrar's Customer Service Center, 
Enrollment Services, room 223. 

Students electing this option must earn a grade equivalent of 
2.00 (C) or higher in order to receive the Pass (PS) grade, which is 
not calculated in the average. Students who earn below the grade 
equivalent of 2.00 will earn that grade, which will be calculated. 
Refer to Grades/Grading for more information. 

Auditing Courses 

Students may audit a course with the permission of the instruaor. 
An audited course will be graded AU and will not apply toward the 
degree. Students may elect the audit option at any point up to the 
withdrawal deadline by presenting a completed Change of 
Schedule Form with the instructor's signature to the Registrar's 
Customer Service Center, Enrollment Services, room 223. If stu- 
dents then choose not to elect this option, they must follow the 
same procedure, including obtaining the instructor's signature, to 
remove the option up to the withdrawal deadline. 
Students are advised that audited courses: 

• do not count as part of the term's unit load 

• do not count as part of the term or cumulative totals 

• do not apply toward graduation unless repeated later for cred- 
it 

• will be graded AU 

• will be graded AUX if the student registers for a course as an 
audit and fails to attend 

• may not be used to repeat a course for which credit has 
already been earned 

• are billed at the same rate as unit courses 

CHANGING A SCHEDULE 

All changes in students' schedules of classes (adding or dropping a 
course or change in sections, units or grading option) are vahd only 
if students complete a Change of Schedule Form and file it with the 
Registrar's Office. Students who do not complete the Change 
Form and turn it in by the deadline (available online at 
http://onestop.towson.edu) will not receive credit for classes 
attended but not formally added. A grade of F or FX will be 
recorded in courses not formally dropped. 

Information on making schedule changes is online at 
http://onestop.towson.edu. 

Adding a Class. Students may add classes to their schedules dur- 
ing the first week of classes using a Change of Schedule Form 
(available in departmental offices or from the Registrar's Office). 
Because each department has different procedures for adding class- 
es (some require facult)- signature and departmental stamp; others 
only a stamp), students need to check the procedures each term 
online at http;//onestop. towson.edu. 

Students may not enter a class after the change of schedule peri- 
od (first week of classes) ends. Exceptions are considered only with 
written authorization from the instructor and department chair. 

Dropping a Class. Students may drop a class up to the deadline 
available online at http://onestop.towson.edu. 

• If they drop during the change of schedule period (the first week 
of classes), no grade is recorded. 

• If they drop courses after the change of schedule period but 
within the withdrawal period, a grade of W is recorded on the 
transcript. There is no academic penalty associated with 
theW. 

Students who do not officially drop courses during the estab- 
lished time periods receive grades in the courses (A to F or FX) as 
determined bv the instructors. 



Academic Regulations 



Withdrawal after the deadline. Students with documented medical 
problems or verified circumstances beyond their control may 
request to withdraw from one or more courses without academic 
penalty after the established deadline. Documentation must 
accompany the request. If the request is approved, a grade of W 
will be recorded. Requests must be submitted prior to the begin- 
ning of final examinations. 

Sometimes new students who have not yet begun classes decide 
not to attend (cancellation), or continuing students need to with- 
draw completely from the universit)- (withdrawal). 

A. Cancellation of Enrollment. Newly admitted undergraduate 
students who decide not to attend the universin.' before or 
during the first week of classes of the term for which admis- 
sion was approved must notify the Office of Admissions in 
writing. Their admission file will be canceled accordingly, 
and they will be required to submit an additional application 
for any future entrance date. 

B. Selective (Course) Withdrawals. Students may request selec- 
tive withdrawals (while maintaining enrollment in other 
courses) after the withdrawal deadline by coming to the 
Registrar's Customer Service Center, Enrollment Services, 
room 223. All such requests, accompanied by appropriate 
documentation, must be received prior to the beginning of 
final examinations. Those received after this point must be 
appealed to the Academic Standards Committee. Appeals for 
retroactive selective withdrawals (i.e., received after final 
examinations begin) are rarely granted. For information on 
complete retroactive withdrawals, refer to item C below. 

C. Complete (University) Withdrawals. Complete withdrawals 
are more likely to be given consideration. Appropriate med- 
ical documentation must accompany all requests. Degree can- 
didates who wish to withdraw from the university should 
obtain an Official Withdrawal Form from the Registrar's 
Customer Service Center, Enrollment Services, room 223, 
complete the necessari- information, and submit it to that 
office. If a term is in progress, students who withdraw after 
the last date to drop a course with a grade of W will earn the 
grade of F or FX unless the withdrawal is for medical reasons 
or other extenuating circumstances. 

D. Re-enrollment. Previous degree candidates who have missed 
more than one term must apply for readmission through the 
Registrar's Office. Forms are available in the Registrar's 
Customer Service Center, Enrollment Services, room 223. The 
deadlines for readmission are August 1 for the fall term and 
December 1 for the spring term. 

Readmitted students must comply with the GenEds that were 
published in the Undergraduate Catalog at the time they were orig- 
inally admitted to Towson. 

Students who withdraw from the universit)-, enroll elsewhere, 
and return to Towson after having completed transfer course work 
cannot qualify' for a transfer package (1996 and later catalogs). 
This option is available only upon initial admission. (Refer to the 
Admissions section of this catalog.) 

Students who officially withdraw must comply with the compe- 
tency standards (required developmental courses) in effect at the 
time of readmission if the standards were not met prior to with- 
drawal. 



CLASS ATTENDANCE/ ABSENCE POLICY 

1. Students are expected to attend all classes. Consistent atten- 
dance offers the most effective opportunity for students to under- 
stand concepts, materials and expectations of those courses in 
which they are enrolled. Although some courses do not use atten- 
dance as a criterion for grading, there are others where in-class par- 
ticipation is an integral part of the course. Examples include, but 
are not limited to, seminars and courses that require public speak- 
ing, laboratories, language learning, group discussions or student 
teaching. Frequent absences from these types of courses, whether 
excused or unexcused, may affect the final grade. 

Faculty who use absences as a factor in grading must explain in 
the course syllabus what effect even an excused absence might have 
on the evaluation of a student's work. 

2. It is policy of the universit)' to excuse the absences of students 
for the following reasons: 

• illness or injury when the student is unable to attend class 

• religious observance where the nature of the observance pre- 
vents the student from attending class 

• participation in universit)' activities at the request of universi- 
U' authorities (e.g.. Intercollegiate Athletics, Forensics Team, 
Dance Company, etc.) 

• compelling verifiable circumstances beyond the control of the 
student 

Students requesting an excused absence must provide documen- 
tation to the instructor two weeks prior to the scheduled absence 
when known in advance or as soon as possible when not known in 
advance. 

3. Absences that do not fall into any of the categories outlined in 
item number two are unexcused. Facult}' may set a limit on the 
number of unexcused absences. 

4. Students who are absent from class are responsible for any 
missed work, assignments, or assessments (e.g., quizzes, tests, 
papers, etc.). Facult)' members are required to allow students with 
documented excused absences to make up missed work or assign- 
ments when this is feasible. When the nature of the assignment 
makes this impossible, facult)' members should anempt to make a 
reasonable adjustment of the assignment. 

Students who will be representing TU at events, conferences, or 
other official activities should obtain a Notification of Absence 
from Class Form from the Office of Student Activities, University 
Union, room 217, to be given to their instructors to verif)' the 
excused absence. Students are encouraged to notif)' facult)' of antic- 
ipated class absences as soon as they learn they will be missing 
class. Facult)' should use their discretion regarding making up 
missed assignments and the ramifications of missing certain class 
periods. 

Important! Students who fail to appear for the first two class 
sessions, or the first session of evening classes, may forfeit their 
space in class. Instruaors have the right to release these spaces to 
other students wishing to add the class to their schedules. Students 
who lose their spaces MUST OFFICIALLY WITHDRAW FROM 
THE COURSE THROUGH THE REGISTRARS OFFICE TO 
AVOID EARNING AN FX GRADE FOR NON-ATTENDANCE. 
See the sections on Changing a Schedule and Grades/Grading for 
further information. 



CLASS STANDING 

Students are classified according to the number of units earned: 

Freshman 0-29.5 units 

Sophomore 30-59.5 units 

Junior 60-89.5 units 

Senior 90 units and above 



Academic Regulations 



GRADES/GRADING 

The Plus/Minus Grading System (4.00 scale, term system), imple- 
mented in fall 1998, applies to all undergraduate students and 
cannot be applied retroactively to grades earned or recorded, 
including incomplete (1) grades or contested grades, before fall 
1998. 

Grade Pomts 
Grade Per Unit 

A 4.00 

A- 3.67 

B+ 3.33 

B 3.00 

B- 2.67 

C+ 2.33 

C 2.00 

D+ 1.33 

D 1.00 

F 0.00 

FX 0.00 

Effective Minimester 2006, the university suspended use of the 
C- grade. 

Grade Point Averages 

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed as follows: First, mul- 
tiply the units for each course taken in a term by the grade points 
(values above) assigned to the grade earned. Second, total the units 
and grade points for the term. Third, divide the total number of 
grade points by the total number of units to find the Grade Point 
Average (GPA) for the term. 

The grades of S and U (satisfactory and unsatisfactory) are used 
primarily in those courses offered for development and selected 
courses that have been recommended by the academic departments 
and approved by the Academic Standards and University 
Curriculum comminees. The grade of S denotes that work of 2.00 
level or higher has been completed and that students have attained 
a level of competence sufficient to advance to the next course. A 
grade of U is given to students whose work is below 2.00 level 
quality. S and U grades are not calculated in students" GPAs. 

TTie grade of PS (Pass) is assigned to a course selected on the 
Pass grading option when students earn a C grade or higher. 
Students who elert the Pass grading option and earn a grade of D-i- 
or below will have that grade recorded on the permanent record 
and used in calculation of the GPA. 

The grade of PE is assigned to those courses passed under the 
Credit for Prior Experience/Learning option. All grades are 
recorded on students' permanent records, but are not calculated in 
students" GPAs. 

The grade of FX is calculated in students" GPAs. A grade of FX 
is given to students who never attend class or who stop attending 
during the term without officially withdrawing. (If students have 
officially withdrawn, a grade of W will appear on the final class 
roster.) A grade of FX is given to students who stop attending 
before they have completed more than half of the course work. 
Students who attend most classes but miss the final examination 
without a legitimate excuse, will receive a zero or F grade for the 
final examination and have that value or grade calculated with 
other grades earned during the term to determine the final grade. 

The grade of W is administrative, nonpunitive, and is not calcu- 
lated in students' GPAs. A grade of W is given to students who 
officially withdraw from a course by the published withdrawal 
deadline each term. It is also given to students who obtain author- 
ization from the Academic Standards Committee to withdraw 
from a course or courses after the deadline. Such withdrawals 
must be based on documented medical difficulties or verifiable cir- 
cumstances beyond students" control. 

The grade of I is given to students by their instructors when ver- 
ifiable circumstances prevent students from completing a course 
within the term. The I grade should be given only in cases where 



students have completed most of the course work and have a rea- 
sonable expectation of successfully completing the remaining work 
required. It should not be given at a point earlier in the term when 
a withdrawal is appropriate. For more information on the 
Incomplete grade, see the section immediately following. 

Changing Grades and Changing Incompletes 

Incompletes may be granted toward the end of the term and only 
for verifiable medical reasons or for documented circumstances 
beyond the control of the student. Earlier in the term, a withdraw- 
al may be more appropriate. The grade of I automatically becomes 
a grade of F 180 days from the end of the term following the grant- 
ing of an I unless changed to another letter grade. 

The grade of I may be extended by the instructor for a period not 
to exceed an additional regular term if the conditions for granting 
the original Incomplete still verifiably exist. To grant this e.xtension, 
the Change of Grade/Incomplete Form must be used. 

Although not part of the formal Incomplete grading option, as 
approved by the Academic Standards Committee, Incomplete 
Grade Agreement Forms may be used by faculty to establish a spe- 
cific time by which students must complete the work for a particu- 
lar course. This form may be used to supplement the issuance of 
the Incomplete grade on the Final Grade Roster It allows faculty 
to designate a time prior to the end of the following term of study 
for the course work to be completed. These forms are available 
from each department"s administrative assistant and are to be 
retained by the faculty member with a copy being issued to the stu- 
dent. 

It is the student's responsibilirv' to complete the work required 
before 180 days has elapsed in order for the Incomplete to be con- 
verted to a regular grade. Students do not repeat the course in 
which the Incomplete was given. Instructors may specify an earli- 
er time by which the work required is due in order to remove the 
Incomplete. An Incomplete grade that is not resolved by the end of 
the ne.xt full term of study, excluding summer and Minimester ses- 
sions, is converted to an F grade and is calculated in students' 
GPAs. 

Grade changes, excluding I grades and repeated courses, must be 
submitted by the faculty member within one year. After one year, 
requests for grade changes may be made only for verifiable medical 
reasons and by petition to the Academic Standards Committee. 

Graduating seniors must resolve any outstanding Incomplete 
grades within 180 days following graduation. Specific dates for 
each graduating class are included in the correspondence from the 
Graduation Office. 

Unsuccessful Term/ Academic Clemency. The following guidelines 
determine approval of the declaration of an Unsuccessful Term: 

• Five full academic years must have elapsed since the term in 
question and graduation has not occurred. 

• Students must have completed at least 24 units of 2.00 level 
work at Towson University' since the term in question. 

• Only one Unsuccessful Term can be granted in a student's aca- 
demic career. 

Disagreements Related to Grading. Students who feel an earned 
grade is unjust must address their disagreements first to their 
instructor, who is primarily responsible for assigning grades. If the 
matter is not satisfactorily resolved through this approach and the 
issue warrants further consideration, students may then direct an 
appeal through the following channels: department chair/program 
coordinator, college dean, Division for Student Affairs. 



Academic Regulations 



REPEATING COURSES 

When courses are repeated, students will receive credit for the 
course only once. Only the higher of the two grades will be calcu- 
lated in the GPA. The lower grade will remain on the record with 
the lener R preceding (e.g., RF, RX, RD, etc.) to indicate the course 
has been repeated. 

Effective fall 2003, the lower grade will remain on the record 
with a repeat included or excluded message, whichever is appropriate. 

Students may not make a third attempt of a course except with 
prior approval. Students must complete a Petition for a Third 
Attempt Form and submit it to the Registrar's Customer Service 
Center, Enrollment Services, room 223, before registering for the 
course. Grades of W are administrative and are not considered as 
part of the repeated course procedure. Courses that have been 
accepted previously for transfer credit by TU or have been 
attempted or completed for units at TU may not be repeated at 
other institutions. 

Courses in which low or failing grades were earned at Towson 
MUST be repeated at Towson in order for the record to be adjusted 
and the GPA to be recalculated. 

GOOD STANDING AND SATISFACTORY 
ACADEMIC PROGRESS 

Students are considered to be in good academic standing and mak- 
ing satisfactory academic progress toward the degree if they are 
permitted to continue enrollment at the university. Students who 
have been academically suspended and are later readmitted on pro- 
bation are not considered to be in good academic standing and 
might not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics, 
financial aid, housing or certain extracurricular activities. 

To remain in good academic standing, students must possess a 
minimum cumulative GPA based on the calculable grades at 
Towson University and accepted transfer credits as indicated 
below: 

MINIMUM GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIRED 



Units (includes Towson units and 
accepted transfer credits) 
1-29.5 
30-59.5 
60 and above 



Minimum 
Cumulative GPA 

1.50 
1.75 
2.00 



FAILURE TO REMAIN IN GOOD STANDING 

Students who fall below the level required for good academic 

standing are subject to the following actions: 

1 . Academic Warning. The first time degree candidates fail to attain 
the minimum cumulative GPA required, according to the above 
table, they receive an academic warning and must receive addi- 
tional academic advising. They must attain the minimum GPA 
required by the end of the next spring term of attendance or be 
academically suspended. If no further action is taken, the notice 
of academic warning will be removed from students' academic 
records upon graduation. Eligibility for housing, financial aid, 
and participation in intercollegiate athletics will be determined 
by the appropriate departments according to their established 
criteria. In accordance with policy, students who are readmitted 
on warning must also attain the minimum required GPA by the 
end of the spring term following readmission or be academically 
suspended. 

Regardless of cumulative GPA, freshmen and sophomores on 
academic warning who earn at least a 2.00 term average based 
on at least 12 units toward GPA will be automatically continued 
on warning for one term. 



2. Academic Suspension. Students failing to attain good standing in 
any spring term following academic warning are academically 
suspended and may not attend the university for one term and 
the intervening Summer/Minimester sessions. 

If students complete course work elsewhere while on suspen- 
sion, Towson will NOT accept that work. If students complete 
course work elsewhere while academically suspended, they must 
be in good standing at the school(s) attended and must provide 
official transcripts from the schools to the Readmission Office at 
Towson University if they plan to return to Towson. Work 
remaining to resolve any Incomplete grades may be completed 
during suspension. Academic suspension is noted permanently 
on students' academic records. 

Students who fail to attain good academic standing at the end 
of any fall term following academic warning will he allowed to 
continue their enrollment for one additional term. This Mid- 
Year Extended Warning will be permanently noted on the stu- 
dent's academic record. Failure to attain good academic standing 
at the end of the following spring term will result in academic 
suspension. 

3. Academic Probation. After the suspension ends, students may be 
readmitted on academic probation, during which time they may 
enroll for a maximum of 13 units per term. They must also 
receive additional advising and may not register without written 
clearance from the .Academic Advising Center. Academic proba- 
tion IS noted permanently on students' academic records. 

Students on academic probation have three academic years or 
24 earned units toward GPA, whichever comes first, to attain 
good academic standing. If students attain good academic stand- 
ing during probation but subsequently fall below the minimum 
requirements for good academic standing, they will be given a 
one-term exception during which good academic standing must 
be attained. If they do not, they will be academically dismissed. 
Othenvise, they are considered to be on academic probation 
until they have either graduated or are academically dismissed 
(see below). 

While on academic probation (not in good academic stand- 
ing), students may 7iot complete course work elsewhere for 
transfer to Towson. 

4. Academic Dismissal. Students failing to attain good academic 
standing after the period of academic probation will be academ- 
ically dismissed. Academic dismissal is a final action and is 
noted permanently on students' academic records. Students who 
are academically dismissed cannot be readmitted to the university 
in any capacity. 

TRANSFERRING '«'ORK TO TOWSON 

The following regulations pertain to current TU students wishing 
to transfer course work from other institutions to Towson 
University. Only currently enrolled degree candidates in good aca- 
demic standing are eligible to transfer course work. 

Regulations Pertaining to Transfer Credit 

1. Towson students who wish to take courses at other accredited 
institutions with the intent of applying those credits toward a 
degree at Towson must complete a Petition to Transfer Credit 
Form, available in the Registrar's Customer Service Center, 
Enrollment Services, room 223. The petition may require the 
signature of the chair of the department in which the equivalent 
course is offered at Towson. Petitions must be completed and 
returned to the Registrar's Office for approval before registration 
for the course(s) at another institution. 

2. Credit is accepted by Towson for courses completed at regionally 
accredited colleges or universities. Only the courses and credits 
completed at other institutions are transferable to Towson. 



Academic Regulations 



Grades and GPAs earned ar other institutions are not transfer- 
able. Credit will count toward graduation hut will not he used 
in calculating the academic average required for graduation. 

3. Courses transfer to Towson as they were taken at the host insti- 
tution. For example, if a student completes a 200-level course 
at the host institution and transfers it to TTJ, the course will 
transfer as 200-level, even if the course's equivalent at TU is 
300- or 400-level. 

4. Courses transferred from r\vo-year institutions cannot be used to 
satisf)" the Advanced Composition requirement. Writing courses 
taken at four-year accredited institutions may be considered as 
meeting this requirement upon request by students for evalua- 
tion by the appropriate academic department or, where neces- 
sar)', by TU's Department of English. 

5. Transfer students. Courses that have been accepted previously 
for transfer credit by TU or have been attempted or completed 
for credit at TU may not be repeated at other institutions with 
the purpose of transferring them to TU. Courses in which a 
grade equivalent of 1.00 or higher has been earned at accredited 
Maryland institutions are transferable. However, courses in 
which a grade equivalent of 1.00 was earned and transferred to 
Towson cannot be applied toward a major or minor program. A 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher is required for major credit. 
Students must repeat at Towson any course previously trans- 
ferred with a grade below the 2.00 level in order to meet major 
requirements. 

6. Native students. Courses attempted at Towson may not be 
repeated at other institutions for the purpose of receiving credit 
at TTJ or adjusting the Towson record. (See Repeating Courses.) 
Students may not fail a course at TU, repeat it at another col- 
lege, and expect the course to transfer to the universit)'. 

7. With prior permission, students may take courses for transfer to 
Towson Universit)' until they have attained 90 units. However, 
no more than 64 units may be transferred from an accredited 
uvo-year institution. 

8. Students are expected to complete the final 30 units toward their 
degrees at Towson. Exceptions may be granted in cases of doc- 
umented extraordinary circumstances. Students must petition 
the Academic Standards Committee to transfer work after hav- 
ing earned 90 units. Petitions must be presented before students 
register for courses at other institutions. 

Students with 90 or more units seeking to transfer courses 
required toward the major or minor program must include with 
the petition a brief note from the department chair or program 
coordinator supporting the request and accepting the course and 
units toward the major or minor. 

TRANSCRIPTS OF ACADEMIC RECORDS 

The Records Office can normally process a transcript request with- 
in three to five working days, except during periods of increased 
demand at the end of each term, when transcript requests may take 
longer to process. Regular transcript requests will be processed 
without charge. Rush transcripts, mailed within 24 hours of the 
request, require a SlO service fee. Towson requires a written 
request. Requests must include dates of enrollment, full name at 
the time of enrollment. Social Security" number or TU ID, and cur- 
rent address. All requests must have the signature of the requestor. 
Transcript Request Forms are available in the Registrar's Customer 
Service Center, Enrollment Services, room 223, or students may 
send a lener to the Records Office, Towson University, 8000 York 
Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001. A fax is also acceptable: The fax 
number is 410-704-3443. Current students may request transcripts 
online at http://students.towson.edu. Click on Online Services and 
Official Transcript. 



GRADUATION 

Students must apply for graduation to begin the graduation clear- 
ance process and to participate in the commencement ceremony. 
Before applying, please check your record online using Towson 
Online Services at SA Self Service; Learner Services; Academics; 
View Degree Progress Report to make certain all requirements will 
have been met. (Please be advised that repeating a grade of C-, D+ 
or D will not raise the number of earned units.) 

Once that has been completed, please apply online at SA Self 
Service; Learner Services; Academics; Apply for Graduation. Make 
certain that your name for the diploma is correctly listed. If not, 
create a diploma name at SA Self Service; Personal Portfolio; 
Home; Personal Portfolio; Contact Information; Name. 

Also, verify your permanent home address; your diploma will be 
mailed to that address. 

Deadlines for applying are five to eight months prior to the 
expected graduation date: 

May graduation — apply by September 30 

August graduation — apply by March 30 

December graduation — apply by May 30 

There are three graduation evaluation periods: December, May 
and August. Ceremonies are held in May and January. Note, how- 
ever, that attending the ceremony does not automatically denote 
graduation, since evaluation of records cannot be completed until 
all grades are available. 

Please refer to the University Curriculum and Academic 
Regulations sections of this catalog for additional graduation 
information. 

CLASS RANK 

Towson University calculates class rank for three set percentiles: 
the top 10th, 20th and 25th percentiles of the graduating class. The 
top 10th percentile is automatically posted to the transcript of 
these qualified graduates three months after the graduation date. 
This calculation is based on the whole Towson University record. 
Students in the top 20th or 25th percentile who would like the des- 
ignation posted on the record must request this by notifying the 
Graduation Office in writing at 8000 York Road, Enrollment 
Services Center, room 225, Towson, MD 21252-0001. 




Undergraduate Planning Guide 



Undergraduate Planning Guide 

To help you think about the many wonderful opportunities avail- 
able to you at Towson University, here is a simple planning guide. 



YEARl 



Graduate School 

Whether you plan to go on for graduate study or not, talk to 
your adviser or a faculty member you know about what graduate 
school is like and what might be the benefits of earning a master's 
degree or doctorate in any of the fields that interest you. 



Career Choices (see the Career Action Plan in this section) 

Explore off-campus part-time and summer jobs at the Career 
Center. 

Begin to build a career network: seek faculty, staff, alumni and 
peers to discuss major/career choices. 

Study Abroad 

There are many exciting opportunities to discover around the 
world while you continue to earn credit at Towson. Towson stu- 
dents may choose to study abroad in almost any country, and in 
almost any subject area. Experiences that you have while overseas 
will give you new perspectives and will be valuable to future 
employers. 

Start planning now to incorporate a study abroad experience 
into your academic career. 

Think about these questions: 

Do you want to perfect a language you have already acquired 
or learn a new one? 

Do you have a preference for certain countries? Will your 
preference mean you should take that language at Towson before 
you study abroad? Plan accordingly! 

How long would you like to stay? Programs are available for 
an academic year, a term, a summer or a Minimester. 

Will you want to take courses in your major or minor, or 
study something completely different? 

Attend a study abroad information session with the staff of the 
Study Abroad Office to see if this could be a good fit for you. 

Apply for study abroad scholarships during the year before you 
go abroad and check in with your financial aid adviser. 

• YEAR 2 

Career Choices (see the Career Action Plan in this section) 

Whether you seek a job after you finish college or attend gradu- 
ate school, you will need references from your professors. Develop 
relationships with faculty who teach subjects that interest you. 

Explore requirements for a related internship in your junior year. 

Study Abroad 

Attend a study abroad information session to start planning 
your study abroad experience. 

Apply for study abroad scholarships during the year before you 
go abroad and check in with your financial aid adviser. 



•YEAR 3 

Career Choices (see the Career Action Plan in this section) 

Participate in campus leadership activities and career-related 
organizations. 

Seek major-related part-time, summer or on-campus employ- 
ment. 

Study Abroad 

There's still time to plan for study abroad in your senior year. 

Graduate School 

Fall term: Browse through a college guide, such as Peterson's 
Guide, to get a feel for the admissions requirements, curriculum, 
and expectations of several schools that offer graduate programs in 
your field of interest. 

Spring term: Meet with your adviser in your major department 
to explore which schools offer the best graduate programs in your 
field of interest. Request admissions materials and catalogs from 
the three or four schools you might like to attend. 

Talk to your adviser about what, if any, graduate school exams 
you should take for entry into a program. Once the exams are 
decided upon, you should take them as early as possible because 
several of the exams can be retaken. 

• YEAR 4 

Career Choices (see the Career Action Plan in this section) 

Identify and research potential employers. 

Plan job search strategy. 

Investigate and pursue job openings. Use the resources available 
in the Career Center. 



Career Action Plan 



Career Action Plan 



A satisfying and rewarding career doesn't iiappen overnight and is 
not necessarily the automatic outcome of a college education. 
Career development occurs gradually, throughout a person's life- 
time. It is the product of decisions made, knowledge acquired, 
experiences gained, and actions taken. The years associated with 
college are ones in which great strides in an individual's career 
development usually take place. 



Use your time at 

TU to shape the 

future YOU desire. 


Freshmen 

Assessment and 
Awareness 


Sophomores 

Inquiry and 
Exploration 


Juniors 

Gaining Career 
Experiences 


Seniors 

Job Search 

and Transition to 

World of Work 


Choose Major 
and Career 


• Consult with FYE adviser 
about maior options. 

• Meet witli career counselor 
at (CC) to explore major and 
appropriate career patiis. 

• Use Discover, a comprehen- 
sive career computer pro- 
gram available through COC 
and CC. 

• Register for GENL 121 
Personal Life and Career 
Planning course. 

• Read through the TU 
Undergraduate Catalog. 


• Meet with faculty 
advisers about 
major/career interests. If 
unsure about major or 
unclear about GenEd 
requirements, see 
UAAC. 

• Meet again with career 
counselor at (CC) about 
major/career choices. 

• Begin to build career 
network. 

• Finalize declaration of 
major. 


• Expand knowledge of 
major and its relation- 
ship to possible careers. 

• Consider options for 
graduate or professional 
school. 

• Focus on career net- 
work. Set up informa- 
tional interviews with 
TU alumni, professionals 
in an area of interest, 
and internship employ- 
ers. Obtain information 
atCC. 


• Meet with career coun- 
selor at (CC) to discuss 
transition from school to 
work. 

• Identify and research 
potential employers. 

• Plan job search strategy 
atCC. 

• Learn to market yourself 
effectively. Attend semi- 
nars sponsored by CC. 


Supplement 

Academic 

Studies 


• Attend events related to 
major/career interests. 

• Visit career libraries in CC, 
COC, CL, public libraries; 
browse WWW. 

• Visit AAC to improve study 
skills. 

• Visit OSA for information on 
campus activities. 


• Participate in campus 
leadership activities. 
Contact OSA for infor- 
mation. 

• Continue to visit career 
libraries in CC, COC, 
CL, public libraries; 
browse WSfm. 

• Attend career-related 
events sponsored by CC, 
COC, UAAC. 

• Consider a job shadow 
through CC. 


• Continue to attend 
career-related events: job 
fairs, seminars, open 
houses, etc. 

• Assume an active role in 
clubs or organizations to 
develop or enhance 
leadership and other 
transferable skills. 

• Get involved in career- 
related professional 
organizations. 


• Attend conferences or 
meetings of career- 
related and professional 
organizations to build 
network of contacts in 
chosen field. 

• Continue to attend 
career-related events 
sponsored by CC, COC, 
UAAC. 


Develop 
Portfolio 


• Collect outstanding course 
work, proiects, writing sam- 
ples, accomplishments, letters 
of recommendation, photo- 
graphs of activities, evalua- 
tions, etc. 


• Continue collection of 
portfolio materials. 

Include work-in-progress 
to show ability to edit, 
revise and improve. 


• Organize for presenta- 
tion to employers. Solicit 
feedback on contents 
from adviser, department 
chair, and professionals 
in chosen field. 


• Submit completed port- 
folio to adviser, depart- 
ment chair, and other 
professionals for 
critique. 


Build Work 
Experience 
and Values 


• Identify life and work 
values with COC/CC 
inventories. 

• Explore on-campus, off- 
campus, part-time and 
summer jobs at CC. 

• Consider an FWS/CS 
experience. 

• Check out volunteer 
opportunities at OSA. 


• Increase marketability; 
build transferable skills 
through part-time and 
summer jobs, FWS/CS, 
and volunteer work 
experiences. 

• Determine and test work 
values in part-time and 
summer jobs. 

• Explore requirements for 
major-related internship 
in junior year. 


• Seek and apply for an 
internship at CC. 

• Look for major-related 
part-time, summer and/ 
or FWS/CS positions at 
CC. 


• Participate in the On- 
Campus Recruiting 
Program via CC: job 

fairs, on-campus inter- 
viewing, mock inter- 
views, information ses- 
sions and employer days. 
Consider a second 
internship to increase 
marketability. 


Create 
Resume 


• Sign up for Hire@TU, a 
FREE Web-based |ob search 
database offered by CC. 


• Add new volunteer and 
work experiences and 
indicate newly developed 
skills. 

• Visit CC for resume 
critique. 


• Use Hire@TU to update 
resume. 

• Continue to meet with 
CC staff for additional 
resume reviews. 


• Use Hire@TU and the 
employment services at 
CC. 

• Continue to update 
resume. 

• Prepare a list of 
references. 



AAC Academic Achievement Center/410-704-2291 

AR Alumni Relations/410-704-2234 

CC The Career Center/410-704-2233 

CL Cook Library/4 10-704-2462 



COC Counseling Center/410-704-2512 OSA 

FA Financial Aid/410-704-4236 

FWS/CS Federal Work Study/ UAAC 

Community Service/410-704-4236 



Office of Student Activities 

410-704-3307 

University Academic Advising 

Center/410-704-2472 



Counseling Center 


The Career Center at Towson University 


University Academic Advising Center 


Glen Esk 


7800 York Road 


Lecture Hall 


410.704.2512 


410.704.2233 


410.704.2472 


www.towson.edu/studentIife/center 


www.towson.edu/careercenter 


www.towson.edu/advising 



Undergraduate Admissions 



Undergraduate Admissions 

OFFICE 

Enrollment Services Center, Second Floor 

410-704-2113 

Fax: 410-704-3030 

1-888-4TOWSON 

www.discover.towson.edu 

Please assist us in serving you by scheduling an appointment for an 

admissions interview or campus tour. 

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. 
(evening hours by appointment only) 
Friday, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. 

Saturday, 10 a.m.-l p.m. durmg academic year 
except holidays (check Web site for specific dates) 

Louise Shulack, Director 

Kevm Webb, Assocuite Director 

Angela DeVito, Associate Director 

Stephanie Fowler, Associate Director 

Inda Watrous, Senior Assistant Director 

Brian Leak, Senior Assistant Director 

Haley Klein, Assistant Director 

Gustavo Minaya, Assistant Director 

Kathleen DeFusco, Assistant Director 

Gary Harner, Transfer Evaluator 

Matt Lorian, Transfer Evaluator 

Joseph Tannenbaum, Transfer Evaluator 

WHEN TO APPLY 

The application deadlines below are for first-time, degree-seeking 
students. Application deadhnes and policies for Second Bachelor's 
and non-degree students are listed under Undergraduate Non- 
Degree Programs in this catalog. 

Freshmen: First term of senior year of high school for the fall term. 
Transfer Students: By November 15 for the spring term; by 

February 15 for the fall term. 
International Students: By December 1 for the spring term; by 

June 1 for the fall term. 
Scholarship Candidates: By December 1 for the fall term. 
Admission to Towson University is granted to applicants whose 
academic and personal qualifications give promise of academic 
success. The university reserves the right to close admissions when 
no space remains available. 

Students seeking freshman admission for the fall should file an 
application during the first term of the senior year of high school. 
Students seeking transfer admission may file as early as October 1 
for the following fall term. Full-time applicants for the fall term 
who would like to be considered for an Admissions scholarship 
should submit an application, high school or college transcript(s) 
and SAT I/ACT results no later than December 1. 

Applications for fall received after the February 15 deadline are 
processed provided space is available in the entering class. 
Students who fail to enroll for at least one course during the term 
for which they have been admitted as a degree candidate will have 
the offer of admission revoked because of nonmatriculation. To 
enroll as a degree candidate for any subsequent term, students 
must reapply and submit new application materials and pay all 
appropriate fees. 

Persons who have been denied admission to Towson University 
will not be permitted to attend as non-degree students. They may, 
however, transfer to the university if they meet transfer admission 
requirements after attending another college or university. Persons 
who have graduated from high school within the last two years 
must formally apply for degree-seeking status in order to attend the 
university. 



ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE 

1. An applicant for full-time admission may receive application 
materials from the guidance office of the secondary school, the 
counseling office of the junior/community college, or from the 
Office of Admissions of the university. Electronic, online applica- 
tions are also available through the Towson University Web site at 
www.discover.towson.edu. 

2. The applicant should complete the application and return it to 
the Office of Admissions with the appropriate application fee. The 
application fee is neither deferrable nor refundable. Each applicant 
is responsible for the office's receipt of his or her official high 
school transcript, including final grades with verification of gradu- 
ation, as it becomes available, and a completed transcript supple- 
ment (Guidance Counselor's Recommendation). The transfer appli- 
cant must forward official transcripts of all college work attempt- 
ed or completed, whether or not credit was earned, from all insti- 
tutions attended. 

3. The standardized test required for admission is the SAT I of 
the College Entrance Examination Board. All freshman applicants 
and transfer students with fewer than 30 transferable college-level 
credit hours must submit the official results of this test sent to the 
director of Admissions. To be considered official, scores must be 
delivered by the testing agency. Students should take the test in the 
junior ancf/or senior year of high school. Students entering TU 
beginning fall 2006 must submit SAT scores that include the new 
writing score. Students who completed high school prior to 2006 
may submit prior SAT test scores. Towson University's College 
Board identification code number is 5404. ACT results may be sub- 
stituted for SAT I, but must include the writing portion of the ACT. 

4. Incomplete applications will be canceled. Approved applica- 
tions which remain incomplete for lack of final high school or col- 
lege transcripts will also be canceled. The applications of admitted 
students who do not enroll for the given term will be canceled. 

5. All entering degree-seeking students born after December 31, 
1956, including new graduate students and transfers, will be 
required to demonstrate physician-documented proof of immunity 
to the following diseases: Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus, Polio, 
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. 

An Immunization Record Form is sent to every admitted student. 
The completed form, signed by a physician, must be returned to the 
Dowell Health Center by the time of orientation and registration. 
Students who fail to return the form or to correct any inadequacies 
in immunity status in a timely fashion will be blocked from the fol- 
lowing spring term registration. (For those students entering in the 
spring term, noncompliance will result in blocked registration for 
the following fall term.) The block will be lifted by Dowell Health 
Center as soon as the requirements are filled. 

The specific vaccine requirements are listed on the Immunization 
Record Form. Students are responsible for obtaining any immu- 
nizations needed to satisfy university requirements from their regu- 
lar source of medical care prior to arriving on campus. 

GUIDELINES FOR FRESHMAN ADMISSION 

Admission to Towson University is competitive based on the appli- 
cant pool and available space in the freshman class. Priority for 
admission is based on high school performance (in grades 9-1 1) as 
demonstrated by the grades earned. Strength and rigor of the cur- 
ricula are considered. Many applicants exceed minimum required 
course work and level of work in their high school curriculum. In 
some cases, senior mid-year grades are requested and considered in 
the review of an application. Performance on the SAT I or ACT is 
also evaluated. 

Freshman candidates will be expected to have completed four 
(Carnegie) units of English (including one each of composition, 
English literature and American literature), three units of social 
sciences, three units of science (two with labs), three units of math- 
ematics (Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry), two units of a for- 
eign language (some technology, computer science and sign lan- 
guage courses may be substituted) and six elective units. Any appli- 



Undergraduate Admissions 



cant whose high school transcript does not include this combina- 
tion of curriculum requirements may he admitted with the under- 
standing that select deficiencies must be completed during the first 
term of the freshman year at Towson. Students who are admitted 
under this condition and who fail to complete the stipulated cours- 
es within the first term will have their degree candidacy withdrawn. 
High school-level reading, writing and mathematics courses taken 
at Towson will not carry graduation credit. 

GUIDELINES FOR TRANSFER ADMISSION 

To be considered for transfer, students must have completed a min- 
imum of 30 semester hours of transferable college-level work and 
be in good academic standing; this cannot include remedial or 
preparatory courses or nontraditional course work, such as Credit 
for Prior E.xperience/Learning, Military Science, the College Level 
E.xamination Program (CLEP), DANTES, USAFL ACE evalua- 
tions, etc. Students with fewer than 30 transferable semester hours 
must comply with the requirements for incoming freshmen and 
possess the minimum transfer GPA. 

The requirements for transfer admission vary, depending on the 
total number of transferable credit hours completed and the cumu- 
lative combined GPA from all institutions attended. 

Priority admission is reserved for transfer students from a 
Maryland community college who have earned at least 56 trans- 
ferable credits, are in good academic standing, and have main- 
tained a GPA that meets the policies set by the Maryland Higher 
Education Commission and University System of Maryland poH- 
cies. Students who have earned fewer than 56 transferable credits or 
who are transferring from an institution other than a Maryland 
community college, will be admitted based upon combined cumu- 
lative GPA of transferable credits and space availability. 

Upon official acceptance to the university, students must main- 
tain the established cumulative GPA required for admission (inclu- 
sive of current course work) and remain in good academic stand- 
ing; otherwise, the university's offer of admission will be with- 
drawn. 

Any transfer applicant who has attended Towson as a non- 
degree student must possess at least a 2.00 GPA for all course work 
attempted through the university, even if the applicant is admissi- 
ble based on course work subsequently completed at other institu- 
tions. Students W'ho apply for transfer admission based on their 
non-degree status must meet the admissions requirements listed 
above. 

Waiting List 

Applicants who are currently enrolled in course work that may 
qualify them for admission will have their applications reviewed 
after official transcripts, including grades for that work, are 
received. These students are encouraged to make alternative plans 
for admission to other colleges in the event that the universin,- is not 
able to extend an offer of admission because of lack of space at the 
end of that particular term. Refer to the current undergraduate 
admission application or transfer guide for specific details. 

TRANSFER POLICY 

(Also see the Academic Regulations section and Appendix B of this 

catalog.) 

L Transfer of course credit. 
The Office of Admissions at Towson University assists transfer 
students with a variety of services, from personal interviews to 
the ARTSYS on the Web, http://arnA'eb. usmd.edu. These services 
are designed to guide students in judicious course selections 
while they are still enrolled at their transfer institutions. Through 
a well planned selection of courses prior to transfer, students can 
often complete some major requirements and some TU General 
Education (GenEd) requirements upon official matriculation. 



Transfer course work is evaluated by the Office of Admissions 
on a form known as the Evaluation of Transfer Credit. Transfer 
credit will be allowed for most academic courses completed at 
any regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university; 
this credit will transfer into TU as either GenEd or free 
elective/potential major credit. Some restrictions do apply, how- 
ever; courses that are not parallel or discipline-compatible with 
TU courses may not transfer; development/remedial, personal 
development, college orientation, technical/occupational, and 
selected business courses do not transfer; finally, any course 
transferred as equivalent to TU ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal 
Education, must carry a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher to 
meet graduation requirements. 

2. Maximum number of transfer credits accepted. 

The maximum number of credits allowed in transfer from a two- 
year institution (community/junior college) is 64. The maximum 
number of credits allowed in transfer from a four-year institution 
or from a combination of two- and four-year institutions is 90. 
The standard measure of credit at TU is the unit; quarter-hour 
credits are converted into units by a two-thirds ratio. 

3. Maximum number of units allowed for non-traditional learning. 
CLEP credit is selectively transferred. Credit will be awarded 
for the following exams if the minimum score of 50 is earned: 

Humanities 6 units 

Math 6 units 

Natural Sciences 6 units 

Social Sciences and History 6 units 

A total of 24 units (6 units for each successfully completed sec- 
tion) will be awarded in transfer. Credit for other CLEP tests is 
evaluated after admission by the Office for Non-Traditional 
Undergraduate Programs. The maximum number of units 
allowed for non-traditional learning is 45. 

AP credit is usually awarded on the basis of scores of 3 or 
above. A detailed description of Advanced Placement credit fol- 
lows under the appropriate heading. There is no limit to the 
number of units that can be earned through AP. 

In order for any CLEP or AP credit to be reviewed and/or 
awarded, students must provide the Office of Admissions with 
an official report from Educational Testing Service. 

Credit for military training is reviewed and awarded or denied 
by the Office for Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs. 
Before credit can be posted, students must have attended TU for 
one term as degree candidates with a 2.00 cumulative GPA and 
have submitted all of the necessary official military documents to 
the Office for Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs. 

4. Minimum number of units required through classroom instruc- 
tion in the major field and for the degree. 

Towson University requires that students earn a minimum of 120 
units toward a degree. Of these 120 units, 32 must be upper- 
level, that is, junior/senior (300-400) level courses. Students must 
complete a minimum of 30 units in residence at TU; at least 15 
units must be completed in degree candidate status. 
The number of units required for the completion of a single 
major at TO varies from 30 to over 70 units, depending on the 
intended major. 

Grades of D will transfer into the university as GenEd/elective 
credit; however, in order to satisf)- T\}\ ENGL 102 Writing for a 
Liberal Education graduation requirement, a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher must be earned. Grades of C- or lower will not qual- 
ify for major credit. 

5. Transfer of General Education (GenEd) requirements. 
Transfer students who have satisfied the GenEd requirements at 
a Maryland public postsecondary institution will only be 
required to complete 10-16 additional units of General 
Education and specific courses required of all students at TU, 
with the total number of GenEd units not to exceed 46 units. 
(For information regarding specific GenEd requirements refer to 
General Education Requirements under the University 
Curriculum section of this catalog.) 



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6. Transferability of credit for non-traditional learning. 



Source 


Accept 
Credit 


Elective 

or 
Required 


Grades/ 
Scores 


Advanced Place- 
ment Program 
(CEEB) 


yes 


elective & 
required 


usually 3 or higher 


CLEP 


yes 


elective & 
required 


see Transfer Policy 
(item 3 above) and 
the section on 
Credit for Prior 
Learning under 
University 
Curriculum 



DANTES no 

Departmental yes 

Exams from other 
Colleges 



Excelsior College yes 
Exams 



Military Credit yes 

(ACE Guide to the 
Evaluation of Edu- 
cational Experiences 
in the Armed 
Services) 

Nursing School no 



Noncollegiate 
Work Accredited 
by ACE 



Portfolio Units 
from other 
Colleges 



yes 



yes 



High School yes 

Articulation (college 
courses at high 
school) 



elective & 
required 



required 



elective & 
required 



elective 



elective & 
required 



elective & 
required 



passing grade; 
a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher 
in college's 
composition 
courses 

evaluated 
individually by the 
Office for Non- 
Traditional 
Undergraduate 
Programs and 
Nursing Dept. 

evaluated 
individually by the 
Office for Non- 
Traditional 
Undergraduate 
Programs 



evaluated individually 
by the Office for 
Non-Traditional 
Undergraduate 
Programs 

passing grade; a 
grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher 
in composition 
courses 

passing grade; a 
grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher 
in composition 



Evaluation of Transfer Credits 

The letter of admission for a transfer applicant includes the esti- 
mated number of credits transferable to Towson. After the student 
accepts the university's offer of admission (by returning the 
Enrollment Contract and fee), he or she will receive an official 
evaluation of transferable credits from the Office of Admissions. 
This evaluation is usually (but not always) preliminary m nature, 
as the student is usually taking additional courses at the time of 
admission. A final evaluation of credit will be prepared after the 
final grades for the most current term are received in official tran- 
script form from the student's former college or university. All 
final transcripts are due in the admissions office prior to the stu- 
dent's Orientation date. The appropriate cumulative average, as 
determined by the number of credits completed and good academ- 
ic standing must be maintained, however, or the university's offer 
of admission will be withdrawn. See Guidelines for Transfer 
Admission Policy for the appropriate cumulative GPA necessary 
for maintaining admission eligibility. Failure to meet this require- 
ment will result in the cancellation of the university's original offer 
of admission and in the forfeiture of all related fees and privileges. 
Additionally, failure to forward an official final transcript before 
enrollment at the university' or the first day of classes will prohib- 
it future registration and the release of official TU transcripts. 

Upon receipt of a final evaluation, the transfer student should 
review its contents carefully. If the student has any questions or 
feels there is an error, the Office of Admissions must be advised 
within 30 days. In no case will changes, additions, or corrections 
be made to the evaluation after the student has completed the first 
term in residence at Towson University. 

Transfer students are subject to the GenEd and major require- 
ments that are currently in effect for the class (that is, the catalog 
year) in which they are admitted. These students have the option, 
however, of following the GenEd and major requirements that 
were in effect at the time they were initially admitted as degree can- 
didates at their original institution, provided that continuous 
enrollment has been maintained. Continuous enrollment has been 
defined as follows: must be, or have been, enrolled at an institu- 
tion of higher education; must have had no more than two sequen- 
tial years of non-enrollment; and must complete the baccalaureate 
degree in no more than 10 years from initial enrollment as a 
degree-seeking student at an institution of higher education. 
Students who have not completed graduation requirements within 
10 years should meet with an academic adviser to determine the 
most appropriate set of requirements. If a change of catalog is 
desired, students should submit a Catalog Selection Petition Form 
to the Registrar's Customer Service Center, Enrollment Services, 
room 223 (prior to the completion of their first term at TU). 

Maryland community college transfer students whose first 
attendance at any institution of higher education occurred in the 
fall of 1990 or later will fall under the guidelines set forth by the 
Maryland Higher Education Commission on March 21, 1990. 
(See Appendix B for details.) 

Placement Testing for Entering Students 

The Academic Achievement Center administers the competency 
testing program. This program requires all entering students to 
demonstrate competence in the basic skills of reading, writing and 
mathematics. 

All matriculating freshmen and all transfer students with fewer 
than 30 credits will be administered diagnostic placement tests. 
Students not attaining the required minimum scores on the stan- 
dardized tests will be enrolled in developmental studies courses in 
the basic skills. These courses will not count toward the 120 units 
required for graduation. Students who do not complete their devel- 
opmental requirements by the end of their fourth term will be sub- 
ject to a review of their academic records and mandatory advising. 



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The following students are exempt from the competency testmg 

program: 

1. Transfer students with 30 or more credits. 

2a. Transfer students with fewer than 30 credits who transfer a 
course equivalent to ENGL 102 with a grade equivalent of 2.00 
or higher will be exempt from the reading and writing tests, 
b. Transfer students with fewer than 30 credits who transfer a col- 
lege-level mathematics course will be exempt from the mathe- 
matics tests. 

3a. Freshmen with SAT I verbal scores of 500 or above, or ACT 
English scores of 21 or above, will be e.xempt from the reading 
and writing tests, 
b. Freshmen with SAT I mathematics scores of 500 or above, or 
ACT Math scores of 21 or above, will be e.xempt from the 
mathematics tests. 

U.S. PERMANENT RESIDErvIT APPLICANTS 

Applicants who hold permanent resident or parole visa status must 
submit a regular application and hst their alien registration number 
in the space indicated. They are processed for fee purposes as state 
residents if they have established legal domicile in Maryland for 
one year. Presentation of an applicant's alien registration card for 
verification may be requested. Foreign academic records must be 
translated by an official, recognized evaluation service such as the 
World Education Service, and submitted to the Office of 
Admissions as part of the academic record. An application and all 
documentation must he submitted by November 15 for the spring 
term or February 15 for the fall term. If a permanent resident is a 
nonnative English speaker and has resided in the United States for 
less than five years, a TOEFL result is required. 

SPECIAL ADMISSION PROGRAMS 
Early Admission 

Early admission enables a limited number of students to be admit- 
ted and to matriculate immediately following the completion of 
their junior year in high school. Students interested in early admis- 
sion should apply through the normal application process. Their 
applications, however, must be accompanied by a letter of recom- 
mendation from either the high school counselor or principal. 
Additionally, a letter of recommendation from the student's par- 
entis) should be included. An official high school transcript should 
be submitted along with the results of the SAT I. An interview with 
the director of Admissions is also suggested. 

On-Campus Interviews 

Personal interviews are not required and are not used as a criteri- 
on for admission. Prospective transfer students may request an 
inter\'iew to discuss questions or concerns they may have. Students 
are encouraged to call three weeks in advance of their visit to 
schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor. 

NON-TRADITIONAL ADMISSION POLICIES 
Veterans and G.E.D. Recipients 

Some high school graduates may qualify for special admission con- 
sideration under the provisions of non-traditional admissions. In 
order to be considered under this policy, students must be classified 
into one of the categories described below. Once classified as non- 
traditional applicants, prospective students must apply and submit 
all credentials no later than November 15 for the spring term and 
no later than February 15 for the fall. Admission will be based 
upon basic skills testing in several areas: writing, reading and 
mathematics. These students can be admitted into degree candida- 
cy only if their test results indicate no more than one developmen- 
tal placement. In cases where an applicant places into a develop- 
mental course, any prior college credit earned in these subjects will 
not be transferred to Towson University. Students are encouraged 
to submit their applications as early as possible to ensure adequate 



processing time for the evaluation of the placement tests. In addi- 
tion, it should be understood that referrals for such testing cannot 
be made until a formal application is filed, and completed with all 
appropriate academic credentials in transcript form. 

Veterans: For admission purposes, a veteran may be defined as a 
current or former member of any branch of the U.S. Army Services 
with 12 months (one year) or more of active duty served, and with 
no intervening college or university' attendance since discharge 
from the service. In addition to the application form and academic 
credentials, veterans must also provide the Office of Admissions 
and the Veterans Office with a copy of the DD form 214 verifying 
military service. 

G.E.D. Recipients: For admission purposes, the high school 
equivalence (General Education Development) examination stan- 
dards established by the Maryland State Department of Education 
(or other similar agencies in other states) will be used as an alter- 
native to high school graduation. Unless accompanied by accept- 
able SAT I results and a partial high school transcript with which 
to render an admission decision, a G.E.D. recipient will be referred 
for placement testing before an admissions decision is rendered. 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT 

Freshmen who have had the opportunity for advanced-level work 
and would like academic credit as well as advanced placement are 
encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Tests of the College 
Entrance Examination Board in May of their senior year of sec- 
ondary' school. Arrangements to take the tests are made through 
the high school counselor or the College Entrance Examination 
Board, RO. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08540. The results of these 
tests are received by the university in mid-July. The following stan- 
dards are used for determining advanced placement credit: 

Advanced Placement Credit for Entering Students 

Policy 

No credit 

6 units, HIST 145-146 

No credit 

No credit 

Review of portfolio by Art Department 

No credit 

Review of portfolio by Art Department 

No credit 

4 units, BIOL 110 

8 units, BIOL 201-202 

No credit 

4 units, CHEM 105 

4units, CHEM 110 

8 units, CHE.\I 110-111 

No credit 

Exempt from COSC 175 (or COSC 

165), placement into COSC 236 

Exempt from COSC 175 and COSC 

236, placement into COSC 237. 

Upon completion of COSC 237 with 

a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher, 

8 units will be awarded for COSC 

175 and COSC 236." 

No credit 

E.xempt from COSC 175 (or COSC 

165), placement mto COSC 236. Upon 

completion of COSC 236 with a grade 

equivalent of 2.00 or higher, 4 units will 

be awarded for COSC 175." 



Examination 


A.P. 




Score 


American History 


1,2,3 




4,5 


Art History 


.Ml 


An Studio: Drawing 


1-2 


Art Studio: Drawing 


3-5 


Art Studio: General 


1-2 


Art Studio: General 


3-5 


Biology 


1,2 

3 
4,5 




Chemistry 


1,2 

3 

4 






5 


Computer Science AB 


1,2 



Computer Science A 



4,5 



1,2 
3,4, 



Undergraduate Admissions 



Examination 


A.P. 




Policv 




Score 




Economics 








Microeconomics 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


3 units, ECON 201 


Macroeconomics 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


3 units, ECON 202 


English Lit. Comp 








or 

English Lang. Comp 


1,2, 


3 


No credit 




4,5 




3 units, ENGL 102 


Environmental Science 


4,5 




3 units, BIOL 105 


European History 


1,2, 


3 


No credit 




4,5 




6 units, HIST 102-103 


French Language 


1,2 




No credit 




3 




3 units, FREN 201 




4,5 




6 units, FREN 202-301 


French Literature 


All 




No credit 


German Language 


1,2 




No credit 




3 




3 units, GERM 201 




4,5 




6 units, GERM 202-301 


German Literature 


All 




No credit 


Human Geography 


3,4, 


5 


3 units, GEOG 109 


Latin: Vergil 


All 




No credit 


Latin: Cat-Horace 


All 




No credit 


Mathematics 








Calculus AB 


1,2 




No credit 




3 




4 units, MATH 1 19 or 4 units, 
MATH 273 upon completion of 
MATH 274 with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher.*t 




4,5 




4 units, MATH 273 


Mathematics 








Calculus BC 


1,2 




No credit 




3 




4 units, MATH 273 and an additional 
4 units, MATH 274 upon completion of 
MATH 275 with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher. '*t 




4,5 




8 units, MATH 273-274 


Statistics 


3,4, 


5 


3 units, MATH 231 


Music Listening 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


3 units, MUSC 101 


Music Theory 


3,4, 


5 


3 units, MUSC 101 




3,4, 


5 


3 units, MUSC 105 


Physics B 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


8 units, PHYS 211-212 


Physics C Mechanics 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


4 units, PHYS 241 


Physics C Elec/Mag 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


4 units, PHYS 242 


Psychology 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


3 units, PSYC 101 


Statistics 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


3 units, MATH 231 


Spanish Language 


1,2 




No credit 




3 




3 units, SPAN 201 




4,5 




6 units, SPAN 202-301 


Spanish Literature 


All 




No credit 


United States 


1,2 




No credit 


Government and 


3,4, 


5 


Upon completion of an upper-level 


Politics 






POSC course with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher, 3 units will be awarded 
for POSC 103. ■^ 


*It is the responsibility of the snideni to notify the Admissions Office when the next 


higher level course is completed to receive credit. 


fElementary and Early Childhooi 


dEdi 


ucation ma)ors should consult the policy on AP 


in the Department of Mathematics section. 



Prior to the change of schedule period, students are notified 
about Advanced Placement and credit. Additional information may 
be obtained by contacting the director of Admissions or the appro- 
priate departmental chair. 

A bulletin of information about Advanced Placement Tests may 
be secured from the College Entrance Examination Board, P.O. Box 
592, Princeton, N.J. 08540. 



INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE 

Towson University recognizes that the International Baccalaureate 
(IB) program represents achievement beyond the standard 
American high school program and regularly awards advanced 
standing to students who successfully complete IB course work. 

Diploma Holders 

Students who earn an IB Diploma will be awarded 30 units toward 
the bachelor's degree and receive sophomore standing. Some of 
these units may be applied toward Towson's General Education 
requirements; each student's IB units will be individually evaluated 
for General Education applicability. 

Certificate Holders 

Students who earn an IB Certificate will be eligible to receive units 
based on the results of their higher level exams only. At least 6 and 
as many as 8 units will be awarded for each higher level exam com- 
pleted with a score of 4 or above. A score of 5 or above is required 
to receive credit for the physics higher level exam. 





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Higher Level IB Course Equivalency 



IB COURSE 


EQUIVALENCY 


GENERAL 
EDUCATION 


UNITS 


Language Al 


ENGL 240 
ENGL Elective 


ILC.l. 


3 


Language A2 


FORI 101 
FORL 102 


I.C.I, or n.D. 
II.C.l.orll.D. 


4 
4 


Language B 


FORL 101 
FORL 102 


II.C.l.orlLD. 
ILC.l. or ILD. 


4 
4 


Business and 
Organization 


BEEL Elective 
BEEL Elective 




3 

3 


Economics 


ECON 201 
ECON 202 


II.C.2. 
II.B.2. 


3 
3 


Geography 


GEOG 109 
GEOG Elective 


II.C.2. 


3 
3 


History 


HLST 151 
HIST Elective 


ILD. 


3 


History of 
Islamic World 


HIST Elective 
HIST Elective 




3 
3 


Philosophy 


PHIL 101 
PHIL Elective 


in:.i. 


3 


Psychology 


PSie 101 
PSYC Elective 


II.C.2. 


3 
3 


Social 
Anthropology 


ANTH 207 
ANTH Elective 


ILD. 


3 
3 


Biology 


BIOL 201 
BIOL 202 


II.A.l. 
II.A.l. 


4 
4 


Chemistry 


CHEM 110 
CHFM 1 1 1 


II.A.l. 
II.A.l. 


4 
4 


Design 
Technology 


IDNM Elective 
IDNM Elective 




3 
3 


Physics 


PHYS211 
PHYS2I2 


II.A.l. 
II.A.l. 


4 
4 


Mathematics HL 


MATH lOT 
MATH Elective 


I.e. 


4 
4 


Art/Design 


To Be 
Determined 


To Be 
Determined 




Classical 
Languages 


LATN 301 
LATN 302 


ILC.l. 


3 

3 


Computer 
Science 


COSC 236 
COSC 237 


LB. 


4 
4 


Music 


MUSC 101 
MUSC Elective 


ILC.l. 


3 
3 


Theatre Arts 


THEA 125 
THEA Elective 


LB. 


3 
3 



Standard Level IB Course Equivalency 

(Students without the IB Diploma are NOT awarded credit for 
Standard Level subjects:) 



Western Languages tultiil category ILC. 
category ILD. 



1; non-Western languages fulfill 



IB COURSE 


EQUrVALENCY 


GENERAL 
EDUCATION 


UNITS 


Language Al 


ENGL 240 


ILC.l. 


3 


Language A2 


FORL 101 


II.C.l.orll.D. 


3 


Language B 


FORL 101 


ILC.l. or ILD. 


3 


Language AB 
Initio 


FORL 101 


II.C.l.orlLD. 


3 


Business and 
Organization 


BEEL Elective 




3 


Economics 


ECON Elective 




3 


Geography 


GEOG 109 


II.C.2. 


3 


History 


HIST lOT 


ILD. 


3 


History of the 
Islamic World 


HIST Elective 




3 


Information 
Technology in a 
Global Society 


COSC 1 1 1 


LB. 


3 


Philosophy 


PHIL 101 


ILC.l. 


3 


Psychology 


PSYC 101 


II.C.2. 


3 


Social 
Anthropology 


ANTH 207 


ILD. 


3 


Biology 


BIOL 110 


II.A.l. 


4 


Chemistry 


CHEM 110 


ILA.l. 


4 


Design 
Technology 


IDNM Elective 




3 


Environmental 
Systems 


To Be 
Determined 


To Be 
Determined 




Physics 


PHYS211 


II.A.l. 


4 


Advanced 
Mathematics 


MATH lOT 


I.e. 


4 


Mathematical 
Methods 


MATH 211 


I.e. 


3 


Math 
Studies 


MATH 1 1 1 


I.e. 


? 


Art/Design 


To Be 
Determined 


To Be 
Determined 




Classical 
Languages 


LATN 202 


ILC.l. 


3 


Computer 
Science 


COSC 236 
COSC 237 


LB. 


4 
4 


Music 


MUSC 101 


ILC.l. 


3 


Theatre Arts 


THEA 125 


LB. 


3 



Western languages fulfill category ILC.l; non-Western languages fulfill 
category ILD. 



International Undergraduate Admissions 



International Undergraduate 
Admissions 

OFFICE 

Administration Building 218-A 

410-704-6069 

Fax: 410-704-6070 

ww^v.towson.edu/intladm 

Jeffrey M. Haas, Director 

Laura E. Bageant, Counselor 

Katherine F. McDonald, Administrative Assistant 

Requests for information or admission materials should be made 
far enough in advance to allow processing before deadline dates set 
by Towson University. 

International applicants who are accepted for admission usually 
begin studies in the fall term (early September) or the spring term 
(late Januar)'). The deadline for submitting an application and all 
documentation is June 1 for the fall term and December 1 for the 
sprmg term. Early application is strongly encouraged. 

Applicants who are accepted for admission will receive the 
Cenificate of Eligibility- (Form 1-20). This document is used to 
apply for a student (F-1) visa at a U.S. Embassy or consulate over- 
seas. It is also used for transferring from one institution in the 
United States to another. F-1 students are required to enroll each 
term as full-time degree candidates and take a minimum of 12 
units. 

The following procedure should be followed by students apply- 
ing for their American bachelor's degree: 

1. Obtain an international student packet. 
Address: 

Office of International Admissions 

Towson University' 

8000 York Road ' 

Towson, MD 21252-0001, U.S.A. 

Telephone: 410-704-6069 

E-mail: intladm@towson.edu 

2. To be considered for admission, applicants are required to 
complete the official international undergraduate application. A 
nonrefundable, U.S. $30 application fee (personal check drawn at 
a U.S. hank or money order drafted in U.S. dollars) must accom- 
pany all applications. 

3. All international applicants must complete an admissions file, 
including: 

a. official or notarized secondary school academic records, 
showing grades received, annual mark sheets, examination certifi- 
cates and leaving certificates, as they apply to the educational sys- 
tem in the student's home country. Records must be received for 
the last three years of secondary school; 

b. official or notarized records (transcripts) of all colleges, uni- 
versities, post-secondary, or professional schools attended; 

c. a notarized English translation of all documents. Translations 
must be as literal as possible with no attempt to translate informa- 
tion into the United States system of education. To evaluate post- 
secondary course work, it is sometimes necessary for the universi- 
ty to use a professional evaluation service at the applicant's 
expense (approximately U.S. $12.5). The university will notify' an 
applicant if this service is required; 



d. proof of English language proficiency by non-native English 
speakers by submitting either: 

i. an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
results. All international students who do not speak English 
as their native language are required to take the TOEFL. A 
minimum score of 500 (paper-based) or 173 (computer- 
based) is required. The TOEFL Web site is www.toefl.org. 
The results will be reported to Towson if the university is 
indicated on the TOEFL application. The TU code number 
is 5404. 

ii. an SAT verbal score of at least 470; or 

iii.an International English Language Testing System (lELTS) 
minimum score of 5.5. The lELTS Web site is 

www.ielts.org. 

e. financial certification. Applicants are required to provide offi- 
cial financial statements verifying that U.S. $28,000 is available 
annually to cover their tuition, fees and living expenses. 
Acceptable methods of financial verification are described in the 
international student application. 

4. International students are required to pay out-of-state tuition. 

5. Most non-native speakers of English admitted to the univer- 
sity are required to take Towson's English placement test to deter- 
mine if preparatory college writing courses are needed. 

6. Applicants holding other types of visas may also apply to 
Towson and should contact the Office of Admissions for more 
information. 




Student Life and Campus Services 



Student Life and 
Campus Services 



Whether you hve on campus, near campus or commute from 
home, Towson offers many activities and services that will add to 
your enjoyment, increase your opportunities to meet other stu- 
dents, and maximize your chances for a successful Towson career. 
We encourage you to explore the listings below and take advantage 
of some of these excellent resources. 

This section is arranged alphabetically. Detailed descriptions for 
each department below can be found following this list. 

Athletics 

Auxiliary Services Business Office 

Campus Life 

Campus Ministries 

Campus Recreation Services 

Career Center 

Counseling Center 

Dining Services 

Disability Support Services 

Testing Services Center 
Diversity 

Center for Student Diversity 

SAGE (Students Achieve Goals through Education) 
Division of Student Affairs 
Health Services — Dowell Health Center 
Housing and Residence Life 
International Student and Scholar Office 
Judicial Affairs 

National Testing Office (GRE, LSAT, etc.) 
New Student Programs 
Non-native Speakers of English 

English Language Center 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 
Off-Campus Student Services 
OneCard -TU I.D. Card 
Parking 
Post Office 
Shuttle Bus Service 
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic 
Student Activities 
Student Government Association 

Clubs and Organizations 
Student Day Care Center 
Ticket Office 
University Store 
University Union 
Veterans Office 
Women's Center 

ATHLETICS 

Towson Center, 410-704-2759 

Towson University is committed to a comprehensive intercollegiate 
athletics program as an integral part of the student's total educa- 
tional experience. The program is a member of the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) top level - Division L In 
addition, TU enjoys membership in the Atlantic 10 Football 
League, Eastern College Athletic Conference for Gymnastics, and 
the Colonial Athletic Association. The Tigers field men's varsity 
teams in baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, golf, soccer, and 
swimming and diving. Women's teams are fielded in basketball, 
cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, indoor track, lacrosse, 
soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, outdoor track and 
vollevball. 



Student-athletes compete for conference, regional and national 
honors under the guidance of an excellent coaching staff. Towson's 
outstanding athletic facilities include Towson Center Sports 
Complex, Johnny Unitas® Stadium, Burdick Hall pool and John 
B. Schuerholz Baseball Park, all of which make the home of the 
Tigers a showcase facility within the metropolitan Baltimore area. 

The Department of Athletics is proud that its athletes are stu- 
dents first and foremost. This emphasis on academics is reflected 
in the excellent graduation rate of the TU student-athlete popula- 
tion. Student-athletes are active on campus and m the community. 

Athletic scholarships are available for gifted student-athletes in 
all sports. Students are encouraged to participate according to 
their interests and abilities. Prospective student-athletes interested 
in competing on a varsity team should contact the head coach of 
that sport. Students are also encouraged to support TU teams as 
spectators. 

Students receive one free admission to all home Tiger athletic 
events upon presentation of a valid I.D. card. 

For the latest news on Tiger athletics and schedules, visit 
www.TowsonTigers.com online. 

AUXILIARY SERVICES BUSINESS OFFICE 
University Union 118, 410-704-2284 

This is a one-stop business transactions office for OneCard Dining 
Points and RetaiWending accounts, OneCard ID cards, parking 
permit purchases and parking citation payments, and MVA non- 
resident permits and vending refunds. 

CAMPUS LIFE 

University Union 217, 410-704-2332 
Fax: 410-704-2219 
E-mail: parent@Towson.edu 
http://wwwnew.Towson.edu/campusIife 

Campus Life oversees three offices: Campus Recreation Services, 
Student Activities and New Student Programs as well as the funda- 
mental areas of the Parents Association and Off-Campus Student 
Services. Staff members in the Office of Student Activities advise 
the Student Government Association, the Campus Activities Board, 
and assist all campus student organizations. Staff members and stu- 
dents plan daytime activities, concerts, trips, movies, leadership 
development opportunities, and promote community service. 

The New Student Programs staff develops programming for all 
new students entering Towson University. The staff plans activi- 
ties for Welcom',- to Towson, including move-in and Orientation, 
as well as ongoing transitional programs for transfer students dur- 
ing the fall and spring terms. 

Campus Life is also home to Off-Campus Student Services. 
Commuter Services seeks to build connections between the univer- 
sity and its commuter populations by offering a variety of com- 
muter-targeted programs. Understanding the demands of com- 
muting, the office seeks to create resources and programs to assist 
with the areas of off-campus housing, transportation and social- 
ization. 

Campus Recreation Services (CRS) comprises six program 
areas: Adventure Pursuits, Aquatics, Fitness and Wellness, 
Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports and Sports Clubs. The 
programs utilize the new C.R.i.B. Fitness Center and Indoor 
Climbing Gym, three gymnasiums, Burdick field, beach volleyball 
court and pool. Programs and facilities are open to Towson 
University students, faculty and staff with a valid TU OneCard. 
For hours of operation, please call the Rec Check info line at 410- 
704-2771 or visit www.towson.edu/campusrec. 

CAMPUS MINISTRIES 

University Union, 410-704-2268 

A variety of faith communities are represented on campus through 
the support staff assigned to the university. Most advise student 
religious organizations as well as provide a personal ministry in 
counseling, theological discussions, and other supportive areas. In 



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addition, most cooperate in sponsoring special programs of speak- 
ers, discussions, films, contemporary' issues studies and social 
events. 

CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES 

Burdick Hall 151, 

410-704-2367, 410-704-2771 (Rec Check info line) 

wwAv.towson.edu/campusrec 

Campus Recreation Services (CRS) located in Burdick Hall is made 
up of six program areas: Adventure Pursuits, Aquatics, Fitness & 
Wellness, Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs. 
Participants are invited to enjoy amenities to include kayaking, 
group exercise classes, open swim, flag football and many other 
sport and wellness activities. CRS strongly supports the university" 's 
mission of a healthy campus and encourages students, faculrv' and 
staff to use the facilities and participate in CRS programs. A valid 
TU OneCard is needed to gain access to facilities and programs. 
Programs utilize the C.R.i.B Fitness Center and 33-foot indoor 
climbing gym, three gymnasiums, playing fields, beach volleyball 
court, locker rooms, and the 25-yard swimming pool. 

Call the Rec Check information line or consult the Web site for 
facility operating hours. Additional sports facilities available at the 
Towson Center include tennis courts, handball/squash courts and 
locker rooms. Call 410-704-2370 for details. Find it all in Burdick 
Hall! 

CAREER CENTER AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY 

7800 York Road, Suite 206, 410-704-2233 
www.towson.edu/careercenter 

The Career Center at Towson University helps students prepare 
and search for meaningful and satisf\'ing careers. The center also 
provides services and information leading to academic internship 
opportunities and on- and off-campus full-time and part-time 
employment. To learn more about the programs and services 
offered by The Career Center, visit www.towson.edu/careercenter, 
or call the center for more information. 

Career Center Services for Students 

• Hire@TU (Web-based Resume Management/Career Search 
System) 

• Career Fairs/Job Fairs 

• Career Counseling 

• Career Resource Library 

• Graduate School Information 

• On-campus Interviewing 

• Internships 

• Professional Development Seminars (Resume Writing, 
Interview Skills Training, Networking) 

• Class visits and targeted workshops for student groups 

• Job Shadow Program 

• Career Assessments 

COUNSELING CENTER 

Glen Esk, 410-704-2512 
www.towson.edu/counseling 

College life presents many stresses, life changes, and opportunities 
for personal growth. To meet these challenges, it is often necessary 
to resolve emotional problems, learn new personal and social 
skills, and work toward developing well-chosen career and per- 
sonal goals. The Counseling Center provides a variety of profes- 
sional services for students who are experiencing personal difficul- 
ty or who are seeking help toward a greater level of personal effec- 
tiveness or satisfaction. 



Some of the areas which may be addressed by the Counseling 
Center include: 

• Eliminating blocks to educational or career achievement 

• Future planning and decision-making 

• Adjusting to a new environment 

• Coping with change and transition 

• Indecision in choosing one's direction 

• Relationships with friends, roommates, parents, romantic 
partner or spouse 

• Family problems 

• Grief and loss 

• Sexual matters 

• Self-esteem and self-confidence 

• Anxiety, depression and anger 

• Physical stress and tension 

• Eating disorders 

• Physical or sexual mistreatment or abuse 

• Alcohol and drug-related problems 

• Suicidal or self-destructive behavior or thoughts 

• Problems encountered in the university environment 

Most services at the Counseling Center are provided free of 
charge. 

The Counseling Center is staffed by psychologists, substance 
abuse counselors, consulting psychiatrists, and psychologists work- 
ing under supervision. All services at the Counseling Center are 
confidential. For more information or to make an appointment, 
call or drop by Glen Esk, the big white house on the northeast cor- 
ner of the campus. 

Group, Indiridtul and Couples Counseling 
Several kinds of personal counseling are available at the Counseling 
Center. Your initial session can be of immediate assistance as your 
counselor offers a listening ear, helps you to resolve problems and 
informs you about what kinds of further help might be appropri- 
ate. A series of individual counseling sessions offers a private set- 
ting for resolving personal difficulty and achieving personal 
growth. Counseling groups are particularly helpful for many con- 
cerns, giving members an opportunin' to share experiences, solve 
problems and practice new skills. Couples counseling provides a 
safe atmosphere for couples to examine and improve their rela- 
tionships. Psychiatric evaluation and medication are also available 
when needed. 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 

The Counseling Center offers state-certified alcohol and other drug 
treatment programs (both individual and group services) intended 
to meet various personal needs. Services can assist in achieving a 
greater awareness of a problem or correcting a problem through 
education and recovery. 

Life Planning 

The Counseling Center assists students in personal life and deci- 
sion-making about one's future in a variety of ways. The Career 
Center is the place to go if you seek information about making 
potential career choices. The Counseling Center can help if you feel 
that your career decision-making is complicated by personal con- 
cerns. A self-help library houses information on academic success, 
world of work options, and personal wellness. DISCOVER, a 
Web-based career guidance program, and several forms of voca- 
tional assessment are available. Professional staff is available by 
appointment for students who want to improve decision-making 
skills, integrate life and academic goals, manage academic and life 
changes, and learn skills necessary for success in the world (e.g. 
stress management, communication skills, effective problem solv- 
ing and planful decision-making strategies). Students interested in 
an intensive, systematic approach may register for a 2-unit course 
titled Personal Life and Career Planning (GENE 121). 



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Outreach and Consultation 

The Counseling Center staff provides workshops and programs to 
the Towson University community on various topics, including 
time management, assertiveness training, stress management and 
communication skills. We can also work with you to help you 
develop programs to meet your needs. Staff are also available to 
consult with students, faculn- and staff on various topics, including 
improving the campus environment, diversity issues or other issues 
relating to the quality of life at Towson University. 

Web Resources 

Further information about the Counseling Center, self-help 

resources. Web-based mental health self-assessments (for Anxiety 

and Depression, Alcohol, and Eating Disorders), a Wellness 

Assessment, and DISCOVER can be found at 

www.towson.edu/counseling. 

Referral 

Students sometimes need services that are available only outside the 
Counseling Center, whether on campus or in the surrounding com- 
munity. Counselors can advise students about a varien,' of resources 
and services that may be useful to students. In addition, a referrals 
assistance specialist is available to assist students in identifying 
quality mental health providers in the outside community, and in 
understanding and using their health insurance for these services. 

Hours 

The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday, from 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Your Initial Contact 

Call 410-704-2512 or stop by the Counseling Center to arrange 
your first appointment with a counselor. Initial appointments are 
usually available on the same day you contact us or very soon 
thereafter. If you wish, you may schedule an appointment in 
advance to fit your schedule more conveniently. Emergency 
appointments are also available. Your counselor will help you 
resolve your immediate concerns and determine what kmds of help 
will be the most useful. 

Confidentiality 

Counseling often deals with very personal and highly private issues. 
Successful outcome depends on a feeling of freedom on the pan of 
clients to express feelings, attitudes and thoughts with people who 
respea them and their right to privacy. Interviews conducted are 
confidential and information is not released except with the client's 
written permission or as may be required b>' law. The importance 
of confidentiahty is reflected in the Counseling Center's adherence 
to the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association. 

DINING SERVICES 
University Union, 410-704-2302 
http://dining.towson.edu 

MEAL PLANS 

No matter where you go on campus, you can find something good 
to eat! We have 13 dining locations and offer a variety of meal 
plans (including vegetarian and kosher cuisine) as well as a-la-carte 
dining. 

All students who live on campus must purchase a meal plan 
(except those who live in the Towson Run Apartments or 
Millennium Hall). Additional meals and snacks can be purchased 
through a Dining Points debit account. Dining points can be used 
at any Dining Services outlet on campus. Dining Points carry over 
from term to term as long as you are a registered student. Dining 
Points are non-transferable, non-refundable. Students access their 
meal plan and Dining Points through their OneCard ID. For more 
information, visit our Web site hrtp://dining.towson.edu or call 
Auxihary Services, 410-704-2530. A student's meal plan status can 
be viewed at the OneCard Web site: http://onecard.towson.edu 



Choosing a Meal Plan 

Choosing a meal plan that works with your schedule and eating 
habits is easy. When you make the decision, consider these 
questions: How many times a day do you eat? Will you be on 
campus most weekends? The majority of resident students-85 
percent-choose an Unrestricted meal plan. Fifty percent of resident 
students on the Unrestricted plan choose 14 meals a week. 
Your Choice: Unrestricted or Restricted Meal Plans 
Advantages of Unrestricted Meal Plans: 

• The Unrestricted meal plans are extremely flexible. These 
plans allow you to eat more than one meal per meal period. 
For example, eating lunch at 1 1:05 a.m. and a second meal at 
3:30 p.m., would place both meals in the lunch meal period. 

• If you have an Unrestricted meal plan, you can swap unused 
meals for cash allowances toward a-la-cane purchases at 
numerous locations around campus including PAWS, The 
Den, Susquehanna Food Court and many other locations. 
Customers with an Unrestricted meal plan have fewer missed 
meals than customers who have a Traditional meal plan. 

Advantages of Restricted Meal Plans: 

• A Restricted meal plan costs less than a corresponding 
Uiuestricted meal plan. Please note: Restricted meal plans 
limit participants to one meal per meal period. 

What These Meal Plans Have in Common 

Both Unrestricted and Restricted meal plans are for a specific num- 
ber of all-you-can-eat meals per week. All meals must be used 
before the end of the meal plan week or you will lose them. The 
meal plan week begins Friday with breakfast and ends Thursday 
evening. Unrestricted and Restricted meal plans are priced per 
term. You will have the opportumty- to change your meal plan 
until the last day of the drop/add period each term. 

Your Options* Unrestricted Restricted 

19 meals per week with S50 Dining Points SI, 783 Si, 560 

14 meals per week with S50 Dining Points Si, 668** S 1,473 

10 meals per week with S50 Dining Points Sl,468 Sl,329 

5 meals per week with S200 Dining Points $816. ...seniors only....S 783 

*These costs represent 2005-2006 prices. A price increase should 

be anticipated for the 2006-2007 academic year. 

* *wo5f popular selection 

The most up-to-date meal plan information is available from our 

Web site. 

Towson Run, Millennium Hall and commuter students are also eh- 
gible to purchase any meal plan, including Block plans. Please 
review the Block meal plan option on the dining Web site. 

Meal Plans for Students with Apartments 

Students with their own apartments usually choose one of the 
Block meal plans. Eating with a Block meal plan is easier than 
shopping for food, fi.xing it, and cleaning up afterwards. When stu- 
dents use up one block, they can purchase another. Block plans are 
good for the entire academic year (Sept.-May). 

Fostering A Welcoming Campus Climate 

Towson University is dedicated to a vigorous intellectual life based 
on scholarship and learning. A fundamental premise of the acad- 
emy is respect for each individual's right to participate and learn in 
a climate free from racism, prejudice and biased practices. Racism 
and other forms of discrimination may be observed as e.xplicit 
abuse, threatening or directly harmful actions, or subtle devalua- 
tion of an individual based on race, ethnicity or religion. Such 
behaviors demean the entire academic community and will not be 
tolerated by the university. 



student Life and Campus Services 



The university community, faculty, administrators, staff and stu- 
dents are expected to demonstrate respect for all of that communi- 
ty's members and to actively facihtate the creation and mainte- 
nance of a positive and constructive miheu. For example, it is the 
responsibility of administrators to formulate and implement fair 
and effective practices to prevent discrimination and to respond 
promptly and consistently to complaints. It is the responsibility of 
faculty to provide a classroom environment which discourages dis- 
criminatory behavior and to deal constructively with such behav- 
ior should it occur. Evaluations of performance and merit for fac- 
ulty, staff and students should not be based on assumptions, expec- 
tations or attitudes related to race, color, religion, age, sex, nation- 
al origin, sexual orientation and disability. Additionally, all admin- 
istrators, faculty and staff are responsible for nondiscriminatory 
behavior in their interpersonal communications with colleagues, 
staff and students. In all interactions, a model of acceptance of cul- 
tural diversity should be fostered by the university community, fac- 
ulty, administrators, staff and students. 

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES 

Administration Building 232 
410-704-2638 (Voice or TDD) 
www.towson.edu/tu/dss/ 

Disability Support Services (DSS) is the office designated to provide 
reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. Students 
seeking accommodations must identify themselves to DSS, request 
an appointment to discuss their needs, and provide DSS with up- 
to-date and complete documentation of their disabilities by a qual- 
ified professional. DSS determines what accommodations are rea- 
sonable on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the student's 
disability and needs, nature of the learning task, course standards 
and essential requirements of the program of study, and educa- 
tional environment. 

The type of documentation needed varies with the disability. 
Generally, a psycho-educational evaluation is required for learning 
and cognitive disabilities, a psychiatrist's or psychologist's report is 
required for ADHD and psychological disabilities, while a typed 
letter or report is required from a physician for medical and physi- 
cal disabilities. 

Some of the services and accommodations provided by DSS are: 
pre-admission advisement for prospective students; priority regis- 
tration for course scheduling; disability consultation and referral; 
evaluation and maintenance of confidential student disability 
records; preparation of individualized memos to instructors certi- 
fying the student's disability and specifying approved accommoda- 
tions; guidance to students, faculty and staff with implementing 
accommodations; arrangements for classroom accommodations, 
such as providing notes and sign language interpreters; provision 
of alternative formatting of texts; use of the Testing Services Center 
for testing accommodations such as extended time and minimal 
distraction testing space; access to assistive technology and soft- 
ware for reading and writing; campus orientation and mobility 
services; help with student advocacy skills; and short-term help 
with study and test-taking skills. 

Students are encouraged to register with DSS as soon as possible 
after admission to the university to ensure timely provision of serv- 
ices. Students who suspect they have a disability but do not have 
documentation are encouraged to contact DSS for advice on how 
to obtain an appropriate evaluation. Further information is avail- 
able on the DSS Web site or by calling the office. 

Testing Services Center 
Administration Building 232B 

410-704-2304 
Fax: 410-704-4699 

The Testing Services Center provides proctored testing accommo- 
dations, such as extended time, minimal distraction space, readers, 
scribes, and computer access for Towson University students reg- 
istered with Disability Support Services. Contact the Testing 
Services Center for additional information. 



DIVERSITY 

Center for Student Diversity 

University Union 317, 410-704-2051 

wwwnew.towson.edu/diversity 

The Center for Student Diversity (CSD), formerly known as Office 
of Diversity Resources, provides intellectual and cultural enrich- 
ment programs and services that build community and create civil- 
ity. The center strives to create a learning community that recog- 
nizes and appreciates cultural differences, respects individual 
uniqueness, and engages in cross-cultural dialogue and interaction. 
Moreover, the center supports multicultural student organizations 
and provides diversity awareness seminars, workshops and presen- 
tations, along with advocacy and consultation. CSD serves ALL 
students, while paying particular attention to the needs of students 
of color and other underrepresented groups on campus. The pur- 
pose of the center is to develop an inclusive, supportive environ- 
ment where students can attain their scholastic objectives in a 
seamless manner 

Currently, the CSD cluster is made up of the Women's Center, 
Student Success Programs, and African American, Hispanic and 
Asian American Student Development. The center also partners 
with and supports the Jewish Cultural Center-Hillel, Campus 
Ministries, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) 
concerns. 

The center administers the Community Enrichment and 
Enhancement Partnership (CEEP) award and the Graduate 
Diversity Grant. These awards are designed to increase access and 
success of culturally diverse and traditionally underrepresented stu- 
dents. 

In addition, CSD serves the following functions: 

• Support for multicultural student organizations 

• Financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students 

• Diversity awareness seminars, workshops and presentations 

• A competency course in cultural diversity 

• A weekend Diversity Retreat 

• Nationally celebrated heritage programs 

• Diversity educational materials 

• Advocacy, consultation and referrals 

• Leadership and mentorship programs 

• Assists the institution in creating policies that represent the 
interests of underrepresented student groups 

SAGE Program 

University Union 317, 410-704-2051 
www.towson.edu/sage 

The Students Achieve Goals through Education (SAGE) Program 
pairs new students from diverse backgrounds with peer mentors 
who assist them in attaining their academic goals. SAGE program 
participants are encouraged to excel in the classroom, as well as 
participate in the wide array of co-curricular activities offered cam- 
pus-wide. To that end, a series of weekly activities and events are 
planned to address academic success, diversity, career development, 
stress management, financial planning, interpersonal development, 
course scheduling strategies and networking. 

DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS 

Administration Building 236 

410-704-2055 

Fax: 410-704-3441 

www.towson.edu/studentaffairs 

E-mail: studentaffairs@towson.edu 

MISSION 

The Division of Student Affairs strives to create transformative 

learning experiences that are pivotal in students' education and to 

identify development by: 

• engaging students in a broad range of programs, services and 

opportunities that support the student in acquiring essential 

skills to thrive as emerging citizens and leaders 



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• fostering and modeling a respectful and inclusive environment 
that enables students to identify personal values, appreciate dif- 
ferences, and adapt to a diverse society' 

• creating connections and partnerships that contribute to the 
recruitment and retention of students 

The administrative responsibility for the supervision of the co-cur- 
ricular life of the university rests with the vice president for Student 
Affairs and staff. The university provides a wide range of support 
services and programs designed specifically to meet the outside-of- 
class and co-curricular needs of its students. Student Affairs direct- 
ly supports the total educational experience of students. The oper- 
ating philosophy of Student Affairs rests upon the belief that 
outside-of-class activities and co-curricular learning complement 
the formal learning that takes place in the classroom and are part 
of the student's total education immersion. Efforts are made to 
ensure that services and programs are planned in such a way so as 
to be student centered and educational in nature. 

Student Affairs offers the student LIFE Line designed to assist 
students with any question they may have about the university. The 
LIFE Line is staffed and ready to assist callers Monday through 
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. After these hours, a voicemail message 
can be left and w-ill be responded to the next business day. Should 
students need to call, the number is 410-704-LIFE (x5433). In 
addition to the LIFE Line, Student Affairs has a general e-mail 
account to which any question about the university can be direct- 
ed. The e-mail address is: studentaffairs@towson.edu. All inquiries 
will be responded to promptly. 

HEALTH SERVICES 

Dowell Health Center, 410-704-2466 

www.towson.edu/DoweIlHealthCenter 

The Student Health Service, located in Dowell Health Center, offers 

primary care services to any registered student. The Health Center 

is open Monday - Friday throughout the year, with the exception of 

university holidays. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clinic 

hours for patient appointments are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The Dowell Health Center has an experienced staff of physi- 
cians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and health educa- 
tors. Services include treatment of common illness and injuries, a 
full range of sexual health services, therapeutic massage, acupunc- 
ture, nutrition counseling, anonymous HIV testing, office lab tests, 
health education, prescription birth control and medications. 
Charges for services can be paid by check, TTJ OneCard or billed 
to the student's financial account. Students do not need insurance 
to use the Health Center. 

The Health Center operates by appointment. For non-emergen- 
cies, students should call 410-704-2466 between the hours of 8 
a.m. and 5 p.m. to make an appointment or to speak with a nurse. 
Patients who walk in without an appointment will be triaged by a 
trained nurse. They may be treated, given an appointment, or 
referred out as appropriate, based on the severity and urgency of 
the problem and the time of day. 

For after-hours emergencies, students should call 911 or the 
University Police, 410-704-2133, who will arrange transportation 
to a local emergency room. For non-emergencies after hours 
urgent care is available at both St. Joseph Medical Center and 
Greater Baltimore Medical Center at the student's own expense. 
Several free-standing urgent care centers are also located in the 
Towson area. Call 410-704-2466 for these numbers. 

Health insurance is strongly recommended for all students. The 
university sponsors a plan at reasonable cost which covers most 
services provided at the Dowell Health Center, as well as X-rays, 
outside lab tests and other diagnostic tests, after-hours care, and 
physician or hospital referrals. 

The Health Center will provide physical education exemptions 
and special residence arrangements only with adequate medical 
documentation from the student's personal physician. Please call 



for information and special forms. Medical parking permits are 
issued by the Auxiliary Services Business Office. Students must 
present documentation from the treating physician indicating the 
reason and estimated duration of the condition for which parking 
is being requested. 

Immunization Requirettients 

The university has a mandatory immunization policy. All degree 
candidates (regardless of units); all international students; and all 
non-degree students (if taking 6 or more units) must comply with 
the immunization requirements to attend class. Documentation 
should be sent or faxed to the Health Center as soon as possible 
after admission. If not received by July 15 (for fall term) or 
December 15 (for spring term), a student's class schedule may be 
jeopardized. 

Immunizations are available at the Dowell Health Center for a 
fee. Maryland law now requires all students living in on-campus 
housing to be immunized against meningococcal disease (meningi- 
tis) or to sign a waiver stating they understand the risks of the dis- 
ease and choose not to be immunized. Immunization/waiver forms 
for this vaccine will be sent with the Housing Contract and must be 
returned in order to move into residence halls. 

Towson University Medical Excuse Policy 

The Health Center does not give medical excuses for short-term 
absence (less than five days) due to illness or injury. Verification of 
care will be given for people treated at the Health Center which 
does not constitute a medical e.xcuse. For students whose medical 
condition results in longer-term absence, the Health Center notifies 
the vice president of Student Affairs, who then notifies the student's 
professors. However, this notification does not excuse the absence. 
Students must also contact their professors and make arrangements 
for makeup work. Letters of support for students requesting a med- 
ical withdrawal from all classes or a selective medical withdrawal 
from a single class are given at the discretion of the treating 
provider, and only if the student was treated at the Health Center 
for the condition. No medical information will be given to any pro- 
fessor or administrative office without written consent of the stu- 
dent. 

Treatment of athletic injuries is provided to intercollegiate ath- 
letes at the Towson Center Training Room by a staff of athletic 
trainers under the supervision of a board-certified orthopedic sur- 
geon or sports medicine physician. General medical care is provid- 
ed by the Dowell Health Center. 

Health Insurance 

Dowell Health Center, 410-704-2466 

Although the Dowell Health Center offers high quality primary 
health care to any registered student, regardless of insurance status, 
there are times when students need medical services not available at 
the Health Center. For this reason, all students are strongly encour- 
aged to have health insurance coverage. International students, 
intercollegiate athletes and health professional students in the 
Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant programs 
are required to have insurance. 

The university offers students an e.xcellent 12-month health 
insurance policy at a very reasonable cost for the coverage. (See the 
current brochure on our Web site: www.towson.edu/dowellhealth- 
center for up-to-date premium information.) The plan uses the 
Dowell Health Center as the primary care provider while school is 
in session and covers services such as specialty referrals, diagnostic 
tests, surgical procedures, and hospital care not available at the 
Health Center. It will cover urgent care and emergency services at 
other facilities when the Health Center is closed or the student is 
away from school. Coverage for spouses and children of enrolled 
students is available. Policies can be purchased for the entire year 
(August 15 through August 14), for one term, or for summer only. 



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International Student Insurance Requirement 

All international students on F and J visa status are required to 
have health insurance that meets the university's minimum stan- 
dards. These students are automatically enrolled in the universitv'- 
sponsored insurance plan and the cost is billed to their financial 
account. Students with their own comparable insurance may sub- 
mit a waiver application, along with their plan benefits in English 
and proof of payment. If the waiver is approved, the insurance 
charge will be refunded. 

NOTE: Waiver deadlines for international students are 
September 15 (fall term), February 15 (spring term), and June 15 
(summer sessions). Waiver applications submitted after the dead- 
line will not be considered and no refunds of insurance premiums 
will be possible. Waiver applications must be re-submitted every 
fall term. See the Health Center Web site for waiver standards and 
application forms: www.towson.edu/dowellhealthcenter. For addi- 
tional information, contact the Dowell Health Center. 

HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE 

Newell Hall, Lower Level, 410-704-2516 

The Residence Life program provides living facilities for students 
and promotes educational programs and activities which support 
the academic mission of the university. The Residence Life staff and 
the University Residence Government strive to maintain an envi- 
ronment conducive to the individual's achievement of academic 
goals and development of life skills. 

Housing and Residence Life offers a variety of living options to 
accommodate the diverse needs and interests of students. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND 
SCHOLAR OFFICE 

Administration Building 246, 410-704-2421 
www.tovvson.edu/isso 

The ISSO provides services and programs for more than 900 inter- 
national students and international scholars from about 100 
nations. Approximately 75 percent of international students are 
here for two to five years, working on undergraduate or graduate 
degrees. The ISSO provides the following programs and services: 

• Documents and legal expertise which make possible the 
enrollment of nonimmigrant students 

• Advising services necessary for those international students to 
maintain legal status while in the United States, and to under- 
stand applicable federal government regulations and university 
policies 

• Design and presentation of programs to assist international 
students in their transition to life in the United States and to 
provide them with tools for success in the American academic 
environment 

• Advising for students regarding personal, academic, legal, 
career, intercultural communication, and cross-cultural adjust- 
ment issues 

• Serving as liaison to and advocate for students with govern- 
ment agencies and university offices 

• Coordination of programs and ongoing services aimed at 
enhancing the international student's social life here, encourag- 
ing their interaction with American students and community 
members, and promoting ways that they can become involved 
and appreciated for their unique cultural perspectives 

• Coordination of appropriate services for international stu- 
dents in legal, medical and family emergency situations 

At the beginning of each term, the ISSO holds orientation programs 
designed to assist students in their initial adjustment to a new cul- 
ture. The International Ambassador Program recruits experienced 
international and U.S. students to serve as peer mentors during 
ISSO orientation week events. 

Throughout the international student's stay at Towson 
University, the ISSO provides ongoing advising, services and pro- 
grams. The ISSO assists students through individual appointments, 



walk-in meetings, group advising sessions, workshops, and infor- 
mational hand-outs. The office publishes ISSO News, a quarterly 
newsletter, and maintains an e-mail distribution list for all interna- 
tional students. These means are used to communicate pertinent 
immigration information, recreational offerings, job and travel 
opportunities, ISSO events and services, and other news for or 
about the international population on campus. 

The ISSO also organizes the Towson International Hospitality 
Association (TIHA), a program designed to help the Towson com- 
munity get to know and foster friendships with TU international 
students. While not a home-stay program, students gain opportu- 
nities to e.xperience U.S. home-life first-hand and to interact more 
fully in the community. Community' volunteers gain opportunities 
for understanding new perspectives, practicing foreign languages, 
and for cross-cultural learning. 

The ISSO also offers day trips during spring break, and offers a 
variety of activities and programs in conjunction with the 
International Student Association (ISA). The ISSO and ISA coop- 
erate each year to produce the International Festival-an evening of 
international food, fashion, song, dance and other performanc- 
es-which always draws a large crowd of U.S. and international stu- 
dents as well as members of the faculty and community. 

Most of the staff are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Some scheduled in-person and phone appoint- 
ments are available after 5 p.m. to students with urgent needs. Any 
student who has an emergency outside of normal business hours 
may contact the University Police at 410-704-2133. The police 
may assist or may contact an ISSO staff member at home. 

JUDICLVL AFFAIRS 

Administration Building 236 
410-704-2057 

When a student is alleged to have violated the Code of Student 
Conduct (see Appendi.x F), this office interviews and counsels stu- 
dents in the discipline process and facilitates the student appeal 
process. The office also serves as a resource to faculty and admin- 
istrators. 

NATIONAL TESTING OFFICE 

Administration Building 232B 

410-704-3023 

Fax: 410-704-4699 

The National Testing Office provides a convenient testing site for 
Towson University students and individuals in the community who 
are required to take standardized e.xams. Examples of tests offered 
on an ongoing basis are: 

• AMP TESTS Various certification programs 

• GRE Graduate Record Examination 

• LSAT Law School Admission Test 

• MCAT Medical College Admission Test 

• PRAXIS Professional assessment for beginning teachers 

NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS 

University Union 217, 410-704-2309 

All new first-year and transfer students attend an Orientation. The 
Office of New Student Programs provides programming through- 
out the first term to help make your transition to Towson a smooth 
one. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of 
newly admitted students from an academic and co-curricular per- 
spective. 

Orientation for all newly admitted first-year students takes place 
in late August just before the start of classes and leads directly into 
September Celebration. Each student is part of a First- Year 
Experience group that includes an academic adviser and an 
Orientation leader. This program allows you to meet with an advis- 
er to confirm your fall schedule and helps you take care of various 
forms of business, such as obtaining your TU OneCard (student 
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New transfer students attend a one-day comprehensive 
Orientation in July. This program includes informational sessions 
about academic and student life, campus resources, academic 
advising and registration. 

NON-NATTVT SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH 

Enghsh Language Center 
Eru'ollment Ser\ices Center 331 
410-704-2552 
Fax: 410-704-2090 

The English Language Center offers intensive English instruaion to 
students who are preparing for admission to the university or for 
international and permanent resident students who are admitted to 
the university and want to funher develop their English skills. 
Coiu'ses are designed to develop a student's speaking, listening, 
reading and writing skills. A TOEFL preparation course and addi- 
tional courses on pronunciation, vocabulary development and 
American culture are also offered. "' A computer resource laboraton.- 
and a listening area are available for students who want to work on 
specific language areas, such as grammar, listening, reading or 
vocabulary- development. The center also welcomes individuals who 
are not preparing for universin" study but who wish to improve 
their language skills for employment purposes. 
'An accent reduction program is avjibble as well as short-term summer 
programs that focus on language and culture. 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 

English Department. Linthicum Hall 218H, 410-704-2944 

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL I testing coor- 
dinator tests and places non-native speakers of English admitted to 
the university in preparatory college writing courses. When neces- 
sary, students are placed in ESOL classes or special sections of 
Writing for a Liberal Education. 

OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT SERVICES 

University Union 232, 410-704-2332 
www.towson.edu/commuter 

Off-Campus Student Services provides a wide range of resources, 
services and programs designed to enrich the educational experi- 
ence of off-campus students. Our goal is to engage off-campus stu- 
dents in co-curricular activities thereby enhancing their overall 
development. 

Students living off campus can find MTA information and 
schedules, area maps, off-campus housing options and commuter- 
friendly programs such as Good Morning Commuters, the 
Question of the Week, Finals Fuel and the Ride Board. We will also 
assist you in addressing questions and concerns you may have in 
your off-campus living situation. In addition. Housing and 
Residence Life offers an off-campus housing locator service at 
wvs-w.towson.edu/housing. 

OneCard - TU LD. CARD 

University Union 118, 410-704-2284 
http://onecard.towson.edu 

The university issues a photo LD. card to students, faculty and 
staff called the OneCard. The initial OneCard is free and does not 
have to be renewed. Students should keep the OneCard with them 
since it is necessary for using services at Cook Library, the Burdick 
Fitness Center and athletic facilities. The OneCard can also be 
used as a debit card. A Retail Points account, accessed through the 
OneCard can be used to purchase books, supplies and gift items at 
the University Store. A student can use the same Retail Points 
account on select vending machines, all washers and dryers. Copies 
Plus, Health Center, and the Auxiliary Services Business Office. 
Additionally, the OneCard can be used for discount food purchas- 
es through use of a Dining Points account. Students save 5 percent 
sales tax on food purchased using Dining Points at all Dining 
Services locations including Paws. Students with a meal plan will 
use the card for access to the dining halls. A student's NIeal Plan 



account information can be accessed through the OneCard Web 
site. The OneCard provides access to some residence halls and aca- 
demic labs. Students may also use the OneCard for complimenta- 
ry access to many athletic and entertainment events. Manage your 
OneCard account online at http://onecard.towson.edu. 

PARKING 

Auxiliar\- Services Business Office 
University Union 118, 410-704-2284 
http://parking.towson.edu 

The universin' offers student parking on 13 lots and in three park- 
ing garages. The policy in effect when this catalog was published 
is that freshman-resident students are not eligible to park on cam- 
pus. There are a limited number of exceptions to this policy. View 
the parking Web site for more information on Resident-Freshman 
Student Exceptions. 

.Additional information will be provided on the parking Web site 
by July. All other resident students may apply for a permit in one 
of three ways: online, by mail, or in person. We recommend pur- 
chasing parking permits online through the parking Web site or 
by mail to avoid waiting in Hne. Permits are also sold in person at 
the Auxiliary Services Business Office in the University Union, 
room 118. 

Free shuttle buses are available for on-campus transportation 
from parking lots to all university buildings during the fall and 
spring terms. An escort service is provided from sunset to sunrise 
during the fall and spring terms. 

The universin- provides special parking areas for motorcycles, 
which are subject to the same rules and regulations as other vehicles. 

For security^ purposes, owners of soft-top vehicles are urged to 
purchase a window-sticker type permit in place of the hangtag. 

For additional information on parking, including a campus map, 
or to purchase a parking permit, visit the Web site. 

POST OFFICE 

University Union Ground Floor, 410-704-2260 

The Post Office provides window service from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 
Monday through Friday. Resident students' mailboxes are at the 
Post Office, so they should make it a habit to stop by often. New 
resident students need to visit the Post Office soon after they move 
in to receive their mailbox combination. 

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE 

Towson offers an on-campus shuttle service during the fall and 
spring terms. The on-campus bus circles the campus, taking stu- 
dents benveen the classroom buildings and the parking lots. Visit 
our Web site: http://parking.towson.edu and click on the "on-cam- 
pus transportation services" link for current shuttle bus and mobil- 
it>^ van information, including maps and hours of operation. 

SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING CLINIC 

Van Bokkelen Hall 001, 410-704-3095 

Diagnostic and therapeutic services of the Speech-Language- 
Hearing Clinic are available to all members of the Towson facul- 
ty, staff and student body. Speech, hearing, and language evalua- 
tions for all ages and all types of communicative disorders and dif- 
ferences are available. Audiological serv'ices include complete hear- 
ing testing, central auditory processing testing, hearing aid evalua- 
tions and hearing aid dispensing. Audiologists evaluate and fit 
conventional, programmable, and digital hearing aids and assistive 
listening devices, which can be purchased from the clinic. 
Appointments can be made by phoning 410-704-3095. 

Therapeutic services are provided for children and adults e.xpe- 
riencing difficulty in comprehending and using oral communica- 
tion. Treatment is provided for the following types of communi- 
cation disorders and differences: language, articulation, stunering, 
hard of hearing, auditory processing, voice and aphasia. Services 
are also available to improve comprehension and use of Standard 
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STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE 

University Union 217, 410-704-3307 
www.towson.edu/studentactivities 

The Office of Student Activities is "where involvement begins" for 
TU students. Staff members advise the Student Government 
Association and SGA-affiUated organizations, assist fraternities 
and sororities and their governing councils, and plan leadership 
development and community service activities as well as social, 
recreational and educational campus events. 

Greek Life 

The Greek system at Towson University consists of 27 chapters and 
three governing councils: the National Pan-Hellenic Council, 
Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, and Unified Greek 
Council. Membership in a fraternity or sorority provides an on- 
campus support network for students. Leadership development is a 
focus. Through chapter involvement, members learn about group 
dynamics, communication skills, time management and serving 
others. 

Leadership Opportunities 

The Leadership Development program provides a wide variety of 
programs, services and experiences that assist students in the explo- 
ration and refinement of their leadership abilities and their prepa- 
ration to become active participants in the community. 

Community Service Opportunities 

The Community Service Program provides a number of services 
that assist students in finding meaningful volunteer opportunities 
on and off campus, fulfilling their service obligations, and evaluat- 
ing and reflecting upon their experiences. 

Campus Activities Board 

The goal of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) is to serve as the 
primary programming unit for the Towson University student pop- 
ulation. The organization, which is part of the Student Government 
Association, provides the campus community with a variety of 
recreational, educational and social activities. The CAB offers 
events each term, including free movies, dances, live music, come- 
dy shows, lectures, leadership programs, cultural programs, bus 
trips and discounted tickets to area attractions. 

Academic Criteria for Student Leaders 

Involvement in campus clubs and organizations offers many oppor- 
tunities for developing leadership skills; however, certain academic 
criteria are required of leaders. Therefore, student officers, senators 
and directors of any university-sanctioned activity must have and 
maintain through their term of office a minimum 2.00 cumulative 
GPA. (This excludes first-term students who do not have a Towson 
University GPA.) Students who do not have a cumulative 2.00 GPA 
will not be allowed to assume office; students whose cumulative 
GPA falls below 2.00 during their term of office must resign. In 
addition, students not regularly attending classes may be asked to 
relinquish their leadership positions. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION 

University Union 226, 410-704-2711 

The Student Government Association (SGA) recognizes more than 
100 clubs and organizations. These groups provide students with 
a variety of leadership opportunities and experiences, including 
academic groups, recreational sports, Greek organizations, honor 
societies, and cultural, ethnic and religious groups. SGA is the 
advocate of students, providing educational activities, social aware- 
ness and entertainment. 

Clubs and Organizations 

A complete list of Student Government Association clubs and 

organizations is available in the Office of Student Activities and 



also appears in the Student Handbook. For more information 
about involvement in clubs and organizations, contact the SGA or 
the Office of Student Activities. 

Students representing TU at events, conferences, or other official 
activities should obtain a Notification of Absence from Class Form 
from the Office of Campus Life, University Union, room 232, to be 
given to their instructors to verify the excused absence. Students are 
encouraged to notify faculty of anticipated class absences as soon 
as they learn they will be missing class. 

STUDENT DAY CARE CENTER 

Lida Lee Tall, 410-704-2652 

E-mail: studentswithchildren@towson.edu 

The Student Day Care Center provides developmental program- 
ming as well as good care for children ages 2 through 5. The cen- 
ter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and offers children oppor- 
tunities for physical, emotional and cognitive growth. 

Due to licensing restrictions, space is limited. The center accepts 
applications to its waiting list whenever parents are ready to sub- 
mit them, accepting children on a first-come, first-served basis, giv- 
ing priority to the children of full-time university students. Contact 
the center for further information. 

Students with Children 

The Students with Children organization was founded by students 
and parents at the Student Day Care Center to involve other stu- 
dent families on campus in events and activities, such as parenting 
discussions, used seasonal clothing sales, and the Scarecrow Party. 
The goal of the group is to expand the reach of the Student Day 
Care Center beyond the confines of the space available and the ages 
for which it is licensed. For more information, call Harriet 
Douthirt, 410-704-2652. 

TICKET OFFICE 

University Union, Ground Floor, 410-704-2244 
The Ticket Office provides the university community with a variety 
of ticket services for both on-campus and area events. Tickets for 
student-sponsored events, including those offered by the Campus 
Activities Board (CAB) and Student Government Association 
(SGA), are sold through the Ticket Office, which is located on the 
first floor of the University Union. The Ticket Office is an outlet for 
Ticketmaster, selling tickets for attractions at the Baltimore Arena, 
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and other venues. The Ticket Office 
also sells discounted movie passes and Mass Transit (bus and Light 
Rail) passes. 

UNIVERSITY STORE 

University Union, Ground Floor, 410-704-BOOK (2665) 
http://store.towson.edu 

The University Store carries all required and recommended text- 
books as well as a selection of general reading material including 
reference/study aids, current fiction and nonfiction, children's 
books, newspapers and magazines. Other products sold in the 
University Store include basic school/art supplies, computer sup- 
plies and software, film and film processing, health and beauty 
aids, snacks and beverages, gifts and greeting cards, music CDs and 
DVD movies. Official Towson University emblematic merchandise 
such as imprinted adult and children's apparel, stationery and gift- 
ware distinguish the University Store from other general retail out- 
lets. The approved Towson University class ring is also available 
through the University Store. The store accepts VISA, MasterCard, 
Discover, OneCard Retail/Vending Points, personal checks with 
appropriate picture I.D., and cash. Visit the University Store Web 
site at http://store.towson.edu for information about textbooks, the 
Used Book Buy-back, refund policy, hours, caps and gowns, to 
order textbooks and TU merchandise, and to order textbooks 
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UNIVERSITY UNION 
Information Desk, 410-704-4636 

The University Union is the hub of co-curricular activities and pro- 
grams for the campus, as well as home to a multitude of student 
services. Generally, the educational, cultural and social programs 
held m the Union are intended for the entire academic community. 
The Union is a place where students, facult)', staff and alumni can 
relax, interact, and share common interests and experiences. The 
following offices and services are located in the University' Union: 

First floor — A full-service post office; a full-service Chevy Chase 
bank branch; the University Store; Paws cafe featuring billiards, 
food, entertainment, music, and a cyber cafe with made-to-order 
deli and grill items, gourmet coffee and pastries; the Auxiliary 
Services Business Office and the Auxiliar\' Services Administration 
suite; Art Services; the Ticket Office; and the financial operations 
office of Event and Conference Services. 

Second floor — The University Union Information Desk; the 
Susquehanna Food Court, a mall stv'le eatery; the Patuxent Grill, 
which offers high-qualin.' dining at reasonable prices; the Auxilian.' 
Services program suite; the offices of the Student Government 
Association (SGA); the Office of Student Activities, which includes 
Commuter Affairs, Greek Life (fraternities and sororities), the 
Student Leadership Programs, and Off-Campus Housing 
Programs; the office of the Black Student Union; the Campus 
Ministries Office; the Office of Diversit)' Resources; the Potomac 
Lounge, a comfortable study and lounging spot; the Art Gallen.-; 
the offices of Event and Conference Services, where reservations 
for rooms and other campus facilities may be made and audiovi- 
sual/technical services requested; and the University Union office 
suite. 

Third floor — New Student Programs; The Towerltght, Towson 
University's student newspaper; the African American Cultural 
Center; the Women's Center; the offices of the Students Achieve 
Goals through Education (SAGE) Program; the Queer Student 
Union; several multipurpose conference rooms; and a number of 
nooks and crannies for contemplation and conversation. 

VETERANS OFFICE 

Enrollment Ser\ices Center 233, 410-704-3094 

The office provides coordination between veteran/dependent stu- 
dents and the regional office of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs. The coordinator establishes procedures and prepares 
forms and correspondence for eligible students to receive educa- 
tional benefits. Additionally, the officer monitors class attendance 
and evaluates academic progress to ensure that those receiving 
benefits maintain satisfactor>' progress. This officer also supervises 
the employment of VA work/study students. 

Students taking courses at other institutions concurrently with 
courses at Towson Universin- may be certified for both institutions 
by the TU coordinator. 

Students may visit the office daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. but 
may wish to call for an appointment. 

The normal time for the Regional Office of the Veterans 
Administration to process an enrollment certification is six weeks. 
Certification is not automatic. The proper VA forms must be com- 
pleted each term. 

NOTE: Students cannot be certified for courses until they register. 

Withdrawals 

When students decrease unit load during the course of the term, 

they must notifv' the TU Veterans Office. Failure to do so could 

result in termination of benefits and a financial debt to the U.S. 

Department of Veterans Affairs. 

FX Grades 

Students who receive an FX at the end of a term should contact 

the university office immediately. 



Change of Program 

Veterans may change their academic program once without VA 
approval. For more than one change of program, however, veter- 
ans may be required to undergo counseling by the Veterans 
Administration. A Change of Program Form must be filed whenev- 
er veterans make a curriculum change in which any of the courses 
for which VA benefits were previously received do not transfer into 
the new program or whenever students declare a new major or 
matriculate at a different institution. 

Independent Study 

Payment for independent study courses will generally be made on 

a tuition and fees basis only. Monthly rates may be paid for such 

courses, provided that more than half of the total number of units 

for that term are in courses requiring class attendance. Check with 

the office to determine eligibilitv' to pay for independent study 

courses. 

Advance Payment 

Advance payment is the allowance for the first two months of an 
enrollment period. All tuition and fees are due according to regu- 
lar universitv' deadlines and cannot be deferred pending receipt of 
advance payment. Students may apply for advance pay only if they 
will be enrolling at the universit)' on at least a half-time basis and 
meet established deadlines. There must be one full calendar month 
break between terms to apply for the advance. 

Students may request advance pay for the regular academic 
terms in writing on the Declaration of Intent Form. The student 
must be registered one month before the term commences to qual- 
ify for advance payment. 

Approved Program 

The VA will pay veterans only for the courses listed in the 
Undergraduate Catalog that are required for a degree and for pro- 
grams that have been approved for study by the Veterans 
Administration. If students take courses in addition to those list- 
ed for their approved program, they will not be entitled to receive 
VA benefits for them. 

WOMEN'S CENTER 

University Union 311, 410-704-2666 

The Women's Center is located on the third floor of the University 
Union and consists of a lounge, browsing library' and office. The 
drop-in lounge is available to all for study, conversation or a 
moment of relaxation. 

A wide-ranging referral system offers information about campus 
and communin,- groups and organizations, individuals with skills 
and expertise in specific areas, and individual professionals in the 
fields of medicine, law, mental health, etc. The center provides a 
bulletin board where job notices, conferences, and newsletters 
relating to women from all over the country are posted. 

Throughout the academic year, a variet)' of programs will be 
offered free of charge to the public. The center serves as an advo- 
cate and liaison for women students, staff and faculty. 



?HI Academic Resources 



Academic Resources 

Towson offers its students many opportunities to enhance their 
lives with academic support and extracurricular activities. Some of 
these programs will help students with their studies, while others 
will provide cultural enrichment. 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT CENTER 

Cook Library 524 

E-mail: achieve@towson.edu 

www.towson.edu/aac 

Phone: 410-704-2291 

Fa.x: 410-704-3216 

Terri Massie-Burrell, Director 

The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) coordinates tutorial 
services, placement testing and study skills at Towson University. 
The AAC is a comprehensive undergraduate academic support pro- 
gram and university'-wide resource serving the entire student popu- 
lation. Its mission is to teach the necessary skills and strategies to 
help students become successful and independent learners. We pro- 
vide student-centered tutoring services, placement testing for math- 
ematics, reading and writing, as well as study skills workshops, 
structured study groups and other supplemental educational 
opportunities. 

Tutoring Services 

Peer tutoring support and strategic study skills are provided for 
Towson undergraduates. Tutoring is available mainly in small 
group sessions, for most lower-division and a select number of 
upper-division courses. Services are free of charge, available on a 
first-come, first-served basis and depend upon the availability of a 
qualified tutor. Students can request up to one hour of tutoring 
weekly per course. The tutor training program is internationally 
certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) 
through level-3/Master tutor. 

Tutorial Support Network Services 

Tutoring at the AAC, Administration Building 235B 
Coordinator: Angela Simms, 410-704-2291 
Provides drop-in and appointment-based tutoring to students 
enrolled in lower-division business, economics, modern language, 
and behavioral and social science courses. 

Computer Science Lab, 7800 York Road, Room 307 
Coordinator: Richard Webster, 410-704-2424 
Utilizes drop-in tutoring to assist students enrolled in computer 
science courses. 

Mathematics Lab, Stephens Hall 306 

Co-coordinators: Alicia Medina and Liz Scarbrough, 

410-704-2418 

Assists students who are enrolled in lower-division and some 

upper-division mathematics courses via drop-in tutoring. 

Natural Sciences Lab, Smith Hall 538 
Coordinator: Liina Ladon, 410-704-3054 

Assists students who are enrolled in biology, chemistry, physical sci- 
ence and physics courses through drop-in tutoring, as well as com- 
puter-assisted instruction. 

Music Tutoring Lab, Center for the Arts 384 
Coordinator: Jonathan Leshnoff, 410-704-2845 
Provides tutoring for students enrolled in undergraduate music lit- 
erature, theory and musicianship courses. Tutors are matched with 
students to work individually on select, pre-determined topics. 



Study Skills Assistance 

Academic Success Strategies Workshops are offered each term and 
address the following topics: learning style preferences, goal set- 
ting, time management, listening, note-taking, textbook skills, 
memorization, testing skills, math anxiety, assessment of academic 
performance and preparation for finals. Individual appointments 
may be scheduled if necessary. Informal diagnostic academic sup- 
port is also available to any student who wishes to achieve a level 
of proficiency in fundamental knowledge and acquire necessary 
strategies for success in college. Structured study sessions are 
designed to encourage collaborative and active learning by the stu- 
dents. Our role is to model good student learning, which is demon- 
strated during the study groups. Careful planning of each study 
group session is critical to its success. Students are encouraged to 
obser\'e their own learning process. By engaging in this "metacog- 
nition," they consciously address the issue of strategic study goals 
that are designed to facilitate success in the classroom. 

The AAC also provides supplemental computer-assisted instruc- 
tion in study skills. CASSI, a study strategies inventory, allows stu- 
dents to evaluate their study habits and attitudes in several areas 
including motivation, anxien,-, information processing, selecting 
main ideas and test-taking. Enrichment strategies are recommend- 
ed after students complete CASSI. 

Placement Testing 

The AAC administers competency testing in the basic skills of read- 
ing, writing, and math. All entering freshmen, both first-year and 
transfer, are required to demonstrate competence in the basic skills. 

Minimum scores of 500 on the Math, Critical Reading and/or 
Writing sections of the SAT-I, minimum scores of 21 on the Math, 
Reading and/or English Writing sections of the ACT, and some 
transfer courses may verif>' student competence in these skills. If 
students do not meet these requirements, the appropriate sections 
of the Accuplacer test, pubhshed by the College Board, will be 
administered. Students scoring below 500 on the Essay section of 
the SAT-I will be advised to take an enhanced English course, with 
an additional hour of suppon services. The SAT-I and .\CT scores 
must be officially submitted to Towson University's Office of 
Admissions. 

Only those who need to be tested are contacted. For those stu- 
dents who are not exempt based on the above criteria, placement 
testing must be comleted before a schedule can be developed and 
the student is registered for classes. Based on test results, the stu- 
dent may be placed into developmental courses that do not count 
toward graduation. Students who do not achieve minimum profi- 
ciency (i.e., fail to achieve a minimum grade of S or C) in any devel- 
opmental course requirement are subject to a review of academic 
records and mandatory advising. 

If you have not received notification of testing and are not 
exempt based on the above criteria, or if you have questions con- 
cerning the placement testing policy, please contact the AAC at the 
number above. 

OTHER TUTORING SERVICES 

Writing Lab 

Lida Lee Tall 308 

410-704-3426 

Provides tutoring for writers at all stages of the writing process and 

in all courses within the university. 

Writing Support Program 

Linthicum 20 IB 

410-704-285" 

Assists students with sentence-level and grammar skills (ENGL 

251/ENGL 350). This service is for native English speakers. 



Academic Resources 



Computer Lab 

Linthicum Hall 207 
410-704-3834 

Provides computer software for writing skills analysis/improve- 
ment. This ser\-ice is for native English speakers. 

ESOL Writing Services 
Administration Building 216F 
410-704-5016 

Assists students, for whom English is a second language, with sen- 
tence-level and paragraph/essay-level skills. 

Online Writing Support 

w\vw.towson.edu/ows 

Linthicum 20 IB 

410-704-2857 

Provides online assistance and interactive exercises for grammar 

and punctuation skills. 

ACADEMIC ADVISING 

Lecture Hall, 410-704-2472 

This office coordinates all undergraduate academic advising, 
including services offered by the Academic Advising Center and 
the Department of New Student Registration. Towson University 
is committed to providing comprehensive advising designed to 
enrich the educational experiences of every student. Towson offers 
a unique advising program for freshmen called the First Year 
Experience, and a similar program for newly admitted transfer stu- 
dents called the TR.-\NS-AM Program. Both of these programs are 
coordinated through the Academic Advising Center. All students 
are encouraged to seek advising at any time during the academic 
year. Students who have chosen a major should go to the appro- 
priate academic department to be assigned a faculty adviser. 

Academic Advising Center 
Lecture Hall, 410-704-2472 
Lynne Dowell, Director 

The Academic Advising Center supports the advising needs of the 
university's students and faculty. This center serves as a clearing- 
house for information about the university's pohcies, procedures 
and requirements. Its advisers help students review their progress 
toward the fulfillment of GenEd requirements and advise students 
about developing academic goals, planning programs, selecting 
courses, investigating majors and minors, clarif\ing catalog year 
choices, and meeting standards. Students who have completed 75 
units receive an audit of their progress toward graduation. In 
addition, the center advisers conduct special advising for students 
who have received academic warnings or who are on academic 
probation. Students who have questions or concerns prior to 
meeting with their faculty adviser can meet with trained peers 
through the Student Academic Advising Program, Lecture Hall, 
410-704-3497. 

New Student Registration 
Lecture Hall, 410-704-2472 

As new freshmen matriculate at Towson University, they work 
with the Office of New Student Registration to select courses to 
meet their goals and interests. Professional advisers coordinate the 
first term's course schedules with information supplied to New 
Student Registration by the student. New students meet with pro- 
fessional and faculty advisers during TU CARES, a one-day sum- 
mer advising program, to confirm their schedules. 

The First-Year Experience is a unique advising program for 
freshmen which pairs incoming students with a faculty member or 
professional adviser who has received special training in the 
Faculty Institute. Together, advisers and students work through- 
out the first year to orient the new college student to the universi- 



ty and to identih' and use resources that will enhance the student's 
educational experience. The relationship between the FYE adviser 
and the new student helps develop successful, active members of 
the university community who are able to make effective educa- 
tional decisions. 

Following the First- Year Experience, students who have chosen 
a major will be advised by facult)' advisers within the major 
department. Students who are still exploring their choice of major 
will be re-assigned to the professional advisers within the 
Academic Advising Center. 

Transfer students are assigned to professional advisers or facul- 
ty members for the one-term TRANS-AM (Transfer Advising and 
Mentoring) Program specially designed to meet the needs of expe- 
rienced students in a new environment. 

CENTER FOR INSTRUCTIONAL ADVANCEMENT 
AND TECHNOLOGY (CIAT) 
Cook Library 405. 410-704-2005 

The Center for Instructional Advancement and Technology (CIAT) 
supports excellence in teaching and learning by providing Towson 
University faculty the opportunity to investigate and apply sound 
learning theory and technology to instruction. The CIAT staff 
works with faculty to design curriculum and courses; develop 
course materials; implement teaching and learning strategies; and 
to identify' and use appropriate technology applications that apply 
to teaching and learning. The three supporting functions of CIAT 
are: instructional design, technology support and multimedia 
applications. 

OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 

Student Computing Services 
Cook Library 35, 410-704-5151 
E-mail: scs@towson.edu 
www.towson.edu/ots 

Towson University's Office of Technology Services, through the 
cooperative effort of several departments, provides computing sup- 
pon for all universin* students, faculty and staff. 

Student Computing Services (SCS) provides students a single 
point of contact for questions relating to e-mail, Web and wireless 
network access, computing labs, networked classrooms, training 
and telecommunications. SCS also operates a computing lab, 
which offers the largest collection of PCs on campus. The lab is 
open to all students regardless of major and provides access to the 
Web and standard Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, 
FrontPage, Excel, Access, etc.). SCS fall and spring term hours of 
operation are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. -9:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.- 
4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-9:30 p.m. 
Hours are sometimes amended to accommodate Cook Library's 
hours of operation. 

If the best solution to a problem involves training or consulting, 
SCS may refer students to OTS Training, which provides work- 
shops and self-help technology quick sheets on more than 30 com- 
puting applications and systems. For students whose needs exceed 
the workshop solution, individual consulting is available. For more 
information, visit www.towson.edu/otstraining. 

Faculty and staff support is handled by the OTS Help Center: 
Cook Library 5, 410-704-5151 or helpcenter@towson.edu. 

FINE ARTS 

Towson University, a center for the fine and performing arts in the 
Baltimore area, offers students a host of programs and concerts, 
many free of charge. In addition, Towson is home to the Maryland 
Arts Festival, an array of live theater, concerts, films, lectures and 
musicals. 



Academic Resources 



Art Galleries 

Asian Ans & Culture Center, Center for the Arts 2038 

410-704-2807 

ww^v.towson.edu/asianarts 

The Asian Arts & Culture Center at Towson Universin' promotes 
the art and culture of Asia through outstanding programming 
designed to benefit students, faculty, artists, the local communit}', 
and the state of Man,'land. 

To make art an integral part of every student's education, the 
Asian Arts & Culture Center's activities include art exhibitions, 
concerts, lectures, films, workshops and demonstrations that are 
available to students and the public throughout the year. 

The Asian Arts Gallery exhibits are used by many faculty mem- 
bers as part of their teaching programs. To students of Asian art 
history, philosophy, histon.' and language, a visit to the gallery pro- 
vides an opportunity to gain direct contact with art objects and a 
deeper understanding of the culture they are studying. For those 
taking studio art courses, the galler\- is a place to explore different 
techniques and develop a esthetic sensibilities. Local schools, 
libraries and service organizations may borrow selected items from 
the colleaions for their educational programs. 

Center for the Arts Gallery 

Holtzman M.F.A. Gallery, Center for the Arts 

Towson Commons Gallery, York Road 

The galleries present a varien' of exhibitions to the Towson com- 
munity and metropolitan region, including student and faculn- 
exhibitions as well as national and international e.xhibitions. The 
Center for the Arts Gallery emphasizes contemporarv- art by region- 
al, national and international artists; the new Holtzman M.F.A. 
Gallery will focus on thesis exhibitions and exhibitions that pertain 
to the M.F.A. program; the Towson Commons Gallery hosts stu- 
dent and faculty exhibitions. 

Liebennan Collection, Honors CoUege 
Stephens Hall, Lieberman Room 

The Lieberman Collection of 40 oil paintings, sculptures, ink draw- 
ings, lithographs, photographs and art books was donated to 
Towson Universin,' by Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Lieberman in memory 
of their sons. The collection is on display in the Lieberman Room, 
located in the Lecture Hall. Used primarily by students in the 
Honors College as a quiet place to read or study, the room is open 
to the public during the university's normal hours. 

Dance 

The TU Dance Company is considered one of the premier umversini' 
dance companies in the mid-Atlantic region. The company presents 
annual concerts and regularly performs works by internationally 
and nationally recognized choreographers, as well as classical bal- 
lets. The Department of Dance produces the faculty-alumni con- 
cert, dance majors performance project, and Sigma Rho annual 
dance showcase. 

Film 

The TU Film and Video Societ)' offers a free film series during the 
fall and spring terms. Sponsored by the Department of Electronic 
Media and Film, the films are screened in Van Bokkelen 
Auditorium. 

Music 

The Department of Music's instrumental and vocal ensembles — 
including University Chorale, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Choral Societ>', 
Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Woodwind 
Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles (large 
and small), Commercial Ensemble, Chamber Ensembles and Early 
Music Ensemble — present more than 50 concerts each year in the 
Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall and the new 140-seat Recital Hall 
at Towson's Center for the Arts. Many concerts are free of charge; 
others offer discounts to students and faculty. 



Theatre 

Towson presents many productions each year in one of four cam- 
pus theatres and other local venues. Occasionally our M.F.A. pro- 
gram performs at the Baltimore Theatre Project. The productions 
range from Shakespeare to musicals to new experimental perform- 
ances, featuring Towson theatre majors, and talented students from 
other disciplines. The price for each production varies, but stu- 
dents pay a discount rate. 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION 

Office of International Programs 

Administration Building, Second Floor 

410-704-2919 

Fax: 410-704-4646 

E-mail: intemationaleducation@towson.edu 

www.towson.edu/intledu 

Dean Esslinger, Associate Vice President, International Programs 

Elizabeth T. Lambert, Director, International Financial Services 

International Programs is the central academic office for the coor- 
dination and supervision of the universit)''s international programs 
and activities. It plays an important role in the university's mission 
to internationalize the campus community'. The office coordinates 
faculn- and student exchange programs with numerous partner 
institutions in a variet)' of foreign countries. It oversees the func- 
tions and policies of the International Student and Scholar Office, 
the International Undergraduate Admissions Office, the English 
Language Center, the Summer in .Maryland Program for interna- 
tional students and the Study .\broad Office. It seeks to promote 
better understanding of international and cross-cultural issues 
within the conte.xt of education to the universit)' and e.xternal com- 
munit)', including schools, businesses, local government and the 
Universitv' System of Maryland. 

One such initiative is the Maryland International Education 
Association (MIEA). MIEA membership comprises two-year and 
four-year higher education institutions across the state of 
Maryland. It provides a statewide platform for nenvorking 
between Mar)'land faculty and university administrators concerned 
with international issues. The mission of MIEA is to ser\e as a 
forum to discuss and plan modes of cooperation and to provide 
opportunities for sharing resources and organizing activities 
throughout the state. MIEA organizes a broad range of programs 
serving the goal of coordinating the response of higher education to 
the global challenges of the 21st century. 

In its commitment to internationalization, the International 
Programs Office provides a varien* of services to international stu- 
dents and scholars, to the university student body, faculty- and staff, 
and to the community. It also provides consultation and referral 
support to other academic departments, local government offices, 
and businesses. 

To obtain specific information about any of the international 
programs and services available through Towson University, con- 
tact the International Programs Office or one of the offices listed 
below. For the names and locations of TU's international e.xchange 
partner institutions, refer to the Study Abroad section in this cata- 
log, under University Curriculum. 

Contact Information 

Asian Arts & Culture Center 

Location: Center for the Arts 

Contact: Suewhei Shieh, Director 

Phone: 410-704-2807, Fax: 410-704-4032 

E-mail: sshieh@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/tu/asianarts 



Academic Resources M\ 



English Language Center 

Location: "800 York Road 
Contact: Lvnda Mermell, Director 
Phone: 4l6-"04-2552. Fax: 410-704-2090 
E-mail: lmermell@to\vson.edu 
Web site: www.towson.edu/elc 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 

Location: English Department, Linthicum Hall, 218H 
Contact: James Cook, Director 
Phone: 410-704-2944, Fax: 410-704-3999 
E-mail: jcook@to\vson.edu 

ESOL Writing Senices 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Carol Pippen, Director 

Phone: 410-704-5016, Fax: 410-704-3999 

E-mail: cpippen@towson.edu 

Facult)- Exchanges 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Dean Esslinger, 

Associate Vice President for International Programs 

Phone: 410-704-2919, Fax: 410-704-4646 

Web site: www.towson.edu/intledu 

Institute for Korean-U.S. Business Relations 

Location: Admmistranon Building, Second Floor 
Contact: Bong Shin, Director 
Phone: 410-704-5266, Fax: 410-704-4646 
E-mail: bshin@towson.edu 

International Development 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Liz Todd Lambert, Director, 

International Financial Services 

Phone: 410-704-5416, Fax: 410-704-2090 

E-mail: elambert@towson.edu 

International Student Exchange Program 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Liz Shearer 

Phone: 410-704-2451, Fax: 410-704-4703 

E-mail: lshearer@towson.edu 

Web site: ww\v.towson.edu/studentexch 

International Student and Scholar Office 

Location: Administration Building, Suite 246 

Contact: Janene Oettel, Director 

Phone: 410-704-2421, Fax: 410-704-6040 

E-mail: isso@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/isso 

International Studies Program 

Location: Linthicum Hall 11 8N 

Contaa: James Roberts, Director 

Phone: 410-704-2958, Fa.x: 410-704-2960 

E-mail: inst@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/polsci/inst 

International Undergraduate Admissions 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Jeffrev Haas, Director 

Phone: 410-704-6069, Fax: 410-704-6070 

E-mail: intladm@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/intladm 



Maryland International Education Association (MIEA) 
Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 
Contact: Dean Esslinger, President 
Phone: 410-704-2919, Fax: 410-704-4646 
E-mail: desslinger@towson.edu 
Web site: www.towson.edu/miea 

Multicultural Institute 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Joanna Basurav, Director 

Phone: 410-"04-3931, Fax: 410-704-6093 

E-mail: ibasuray@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/multictdturalinstitute 

Study Abroad Office 

Location: .\dministration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Adam Grotskv, Director 

Phone: 410-704-2451, Fax: 410-704-4703 

E-mail: studyahroad@towson.edu 

Web site: w\\'w.towson.edu/studyabroad 

Summer in Maryland Program (for international students) 

Location: 7800 York Road 

Contact: Lvnda Mermell, Coordinator 

Phone: 410-704-6080, Fax: 410-704-5527 

E-mail: lmermell@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/sim 

Towson-Oldenburg Exchange Program 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 
Contact: .Armin Mruck, Adviser 
Phone: 410-704-2919, Fax: 410-704-4646 
E-mail: amruck@towson.edu 

LIBRARY/MEDL\ SERVICES 

.Albert S. Cook Librarv- 
410-704-2461 

The Albert S. Cook Library, located near the center of Towson 
University's campus, serves as the universit>''s hub of information 
resources. The library's collection of nearly 575,000 volumes, 
885,000 microforms, and more than 4,600 print and electronic 
periodicals has been selected to support Towson's academic cur- 
riculum. More than 100 online databases offer students and facul- 
ty members access (from on-campus and remote locations) to jour- 
nal article citations, statistics, business data, news, legal informa- 
tion and increasingly, full-text articles. 

The Media Resources Services Lab, complete with listening and 
viewing stations, offers approximately 17,000 films, videos, 
DVDs, recorded satellite resources, video conferences, cassettes, 
compact disks, and CD-ROMs. Cook Library is a depository for 
Marv'land state documents, owns a notable collection in education 
and has special holdings in early English Literature, early American 
periodicals, and women's studies. 

The online catalog accesses Cook Library's entire collection as 
well as the collections of the other Universit)' System of Maryland 
libraries. Cooperative borrowing and document delivery agree- 
ments among USM schools ensure that materials can be shared. 
Reference librarians help patrons navigate the extensive array of 
information resources. 

Whether at the reference desk, in the classroom, or by appoint- 
ment. Cook Librarv' reference service is tailored to meet the needs 
of individual librarv' users and is aimed at enabling them to locate, 
evaluate, and use print and electronic information resources 
effectivelv. 



Housing and Residence Life 



Housing and Residence Life 

OFFICE 

NeweUHaU, 410-704-2516 

Jerry Dieringer, Assistant Vice President 

HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE 

Housing and Residence Life provides living facilities for full-time 
degree candidates and promotes educational programs and activi- 
ties that support the universit)''s academic mission. The Housing 
and Residence Life staff and the Universit)' Residence Government 
strive to maintain an environment that encourages academic excel- 
lence, communit)- responsibilitv^ and individual development. 

Towson Universit)' offers on-campus housing for approximately 
3,800 students. 

• Resident students must sign a contract for university housing, 
renewable at the option of the university-, and must carr\- a 
minimum of 12 units. Priority is given to undergraduate stu- 
dents. 

• Residents must vacate the residence halls after they complete 
their final term examination. 

• Housing facilities are available to students only when classes 
are in session. Some special interest programs are open year- 
round. 

• The Housing and Residence Life staff offers assistance and 
programs for resident students. 

• A number of special living options are available, including 
alcohol-free areas, special quiet options, honors housing and 
the International House. All buildings are non-smoking. 

University Housing 

Glen Complex 

Connected to the rest of the campus by a bridge that crosses over 
the Glen, this complex includes four high-rise buildings housing 
about 425 students each. All student accommodations are suites, 
with two rooms sharing a bath. There is a lounge area on each 
floor and a centrally located dining hall in the complex. 

Newell Hall 

Completely renovated in 1997, Newell was the first residence 
hall built on campus. It houses 211 students with a number of hon- 
ors students. 

Frettyman and Scarborough Halls 

These low-rise residence halls enclose a garden court>'ard and 
house approximately 160 students each. 

Residence Tower 

This 13-stor\', high-rise residence hall accommodates approxi- 
mately 455 students in double and single rooms. There is a lounge 
area, study room and kitchen on each floor, and a recreation room 
and laundry' facility on the lower level of the building. The 
Residence Tower accommodates students requesting the 
International House. Both nine- and 12-month housing options are 
available for international students. 

Richmond Hall 

Designated as the university's Honors College residence hall, 
Richmond houses 107 students. Richmond was one of the first res- 
idence halls built on campus. It was completely renovated in 1998. 

Towson Run Apartments 

These one-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments for upper-level 
undergraduate students are fully furnished. In addition to double 
bedrooms, each apartment has a full kitchen and living/dining 
room. Approximately 420 students are housed at Towson Run. 
Nine-month housing is available. For students electing this option, 
the apartments are open during term breaks. 



Ward and West Halls 

These low-rise residence halls house 60 students. Each building 
has a alrge common area lounge. 

On-Campus Apartments 

Burkshire at Towson University 
10 \X. Burke Ave. 
410-324-8108 

Universitv'-owned and located on campus at the corner of York 
Road and Burke Avenue, the Burkshire offers one bedroom, one 
bedroom with den, and two bedroom with den apartments featur- 
ing a full kitchen, washer and dryer, air conditioning, cable TV, and 
free storage locker. The Burkshire 's apartments are available to stu- 
dents who are juniors with a 2.85 GPA or above, seniors, graduate 
students, married students, students 23 years or older, and faculty 
and staff. The Burkshire is a good choice for students interested in 
a quiet nontraditional housing alternative. 

Millennium Hall 
Capstone Properties 
8000 York Road 
443-275-4000 

Millennium Hall, Towson University's five-storv^ residence build- 
ing, offers housing for 408 sophomores, juniors and seniors in four- 
bedroom furnished apartments. Owned and managed by Capstone 
Properties, the building is Towson's first privatized residence hall. 
Each four-bedroom apartment accommodates four students and is 
fully furnished, with a living/dining room and full kitchen. Each 
bedroom has a telephone jack, cable TA', and computer connection. 
The building is air-conditioned and has a laundrv' room on the first 
floor All inquiries should be directed to Millennium Hall. 




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Expenses 



Expenses are estimates at the time of printing this catalog and are 
subject to revision. NOTE: Notwithstanding any other provision 
of this or any other university publication, the university reserves 
the right to make changes in tuition, fees, housing and boarding 
costs, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed nec- 
essary by the university and the University System of Maryland 
Board of Regents. 

APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT FEES 

Each applicant must pay a nonrefundable application fee of $45 
for fall 2006 for domestic students and $30 for international stu- 
dents. No application will be processed without this fee or a valid 
waiver. 

Once students are admitted for fall 2006, a nonrefundable $300 
enrollment fee must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions to 
reserve a place in the class. 

TUITION 

The University System of Maryland Tuition Policy, approved by 
the Board of Regents on June 11, 1993, established non-resident 
tuition at the calculated actual educational cost at each institution 
within the system and based the increase in the non-resident 
tuition and fees on that cost. Additionally, the policy recommends 
each institution to provide a four-year plan of tuition and fees for 
both resident and non-Maryland resident students. The two 
charges - — Maryland resident and non-Maryland resident — 
shown below, provide the projected, per term rates for fall 2006 
through fall 2009. 

The tuition and fee increases for the ne.xt three years are based 
on fall 2006 rates. They do not include increases related to infla- 
tion and other cost factors not known at this time. 
The tuition policy is available for review in the following offices: 

• All academic departments 

• Office of the Bursar 

• English Language Center 

• College of Graduate Studies and Research 

• International Student and Scholar Office 

• Office of the Registrar 



MARYLAND RESIDENTS 




Projected (Subject to Change) 


Tuition and 
Mandatory Univ. Fees 
(Per Termi 


Fall 2006 


Fall 2007 


Fall 2008 


Fall 2009 


Full-Time 

Undergraduate 
(12 units or greater) 
Tuition 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 
Total 


S3,582/terra 


S3,726/term 


S3,875/term 


S4,030/term 


Part-Time 

Undergraduate 
(Fewer than 12 units) 
Tuition 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 
Total 


S302/unit 


S314/unit 


S326/unit 


S339/unit 


Graduate 

(Fewer than 12 units) 
Tuition 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 
Total 


S353/unit 


S367/unit 


$381/unit 


$396/unit 



NON-MARYLAND RESIDENTS 




Projected (Subject to Change) 


Tuition and 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 
(Per Term) 


Fall 2006 


Fall 2007 


Fall 2008 


Fall 2009 


Full-Time 

Undergraduate 

(12 units or greater) 

Tuition 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 

Total 


$8,261/temi 


$8,S91/term 


$8,93S/tcmi 


$9,292/term 


Part-Time 

Undergraduate 

(Fewer than 12 units) 

Tuition 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 

Total 


S621/unit 


S646/unit 


S672/unit 


S699/unit 


Graduate 

(Fewer than 12 units! 

Tuition 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 

Total 


S655/unit 


S681/unit 


S708/unit 


S736/unit 



MANDATORY UNIVERSITY FEES 

A comprehensive Mandatory University Fee is charged to each stu- 
dent each term. This fee varies based on a student's tuition classi- 
fication as indicated on the chart below. The fee supports student 
activities, athletics, university-funded construction and transporta- 
tion. 

TECHNOLOGY FEE 

It is the university's goal to create a student-centered learning 
infrastructure that recognizes how technology is changing the 
methods for organizing and disseminating information, delivering 
student services and administering the educational enterprise. 

OVERLOAD SURCHARGE FEE 

A $40 Overload Sucharge Fee will be assessed per unit for all units 
over 15 per term. 

STUDENT CLASSIFICATION FEE 

The $200 Student Classification Fee is assessed one time to all 
degree candidates who have attained junior standing. The revenues 
from this fee are generally returned to the student's major depart- 
ment to enhance instructional equipment and facilities. 



Expenses 



TUITION AND FEES PER TERM 

NOTE: Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other universit>' publication, the university' reserves the right to mai<e changes in 
tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the university and the University System of Maryland Board 
of Regents. 



Registration 


Residence Status 


Tuition* 


Mandatory University Fee 


Technology Fee 


Surcharge Overload Fee** 


Undergraduate Part-time 

Fewer than 12 units 
Fewer than 12 units 


In-State 
Out-of-State 


$225/unit 
$544/unit 


$71/unit 
$71/unit 


$6/unit 
$6/unit 




Undergraduate Full-time 

12 or more units 
12 or more units 


In-State 
Out-of-State 


$2,590 flat 
$7,769 flat 


$920 flat 
$920 flat 


$72 flat 
$^2 flat 


$40/unit 
$40/unit 


Graduate 

12 units or more 


In-State 
Out-of-State 


$275/unit 
$577/unit 


$72/unit 
$72/unit 


$6/unit 
$6/unit 
$72 flat 





* Refer to Appendix C for tuition residency qualifications. 

** An Overload Surcharge Fee is assessed per unit for units over 15. 




^ L V 





Expenses 



OTHER FEES AND EXPENSES 

CENTER FOR APPLIED INFORMATION 
TECHNOLOGY (AIT COURSES) 

AIT rates differ from university rates. For details see the CAIT 
Web site, www.towson.edu/cait. 

HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY MANDATORY 
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

International students with an F or J visa type are automatically 
enrolled in the universit)'-sponsored health insurance plan. The 
insurance charge will be reflected on your financial account. 
Although this insurance is mandatory, students with their own 
insurance who want an exemption (waiver) from the school plan 
must submit a waiver application as soon as they arrive at Towson 
with proof of insurance coverage that meets the university's mini- 
mum standards. Applications for a waiver must be submitted to 
the Dowell Health Center by the waiver deadline of the student's 
first term at Towson and each fall term thereafter. For information 
about the school-sponsored insurance, Towson's mandatory insur- 
ance policy for international students, or waiver applications, call 
Dowell Health Center, 410-704-2466 or visit the Web site, 
www.towson.eduydowellhealthcenter. 

HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR U.S. CITIZENS 

A voluntary health insurance plan designed especially for Towson 
University students is offered at a very reasonable cost. All stu- 
dents on intercollegiate athletic teams and health professions stu- 
dents (nursing, occupational therapy and physician assistant pro- 
grams) are required to have health insurance. However, we strongly 
recommend that all students have health msurance to avoid the 
expense of large, unexpected medical bills. The school-sponsored 
plan is an excellent value that should be considered by any student 
needing insurance. It provides primary care services through the 
universiDr^'s Dowell Health Center as well as coverage for hospital- 
ization, emergency care, diagnostic tests and referrals to a large 
network of participating specialists. Billing statements will not 
reflect the cost of the insurance. Enrollment is handled directly 
through the insurance company. Should a student withdraw from 
the university after 31 days or more of active class attendance, cov- 
erage will remain intact for the policy year. Any questions regard- 
ing coverage should be directed to the Dowell Health Center, 
410-704-4011. See Health Insurance under Health Services, 
Student Life and Campus Services or visit the Health Center Web 
site, www.towson.edu/dowellhealthcenter 

HOUSING AND DINING FEES 

Students interested in living on campus must make a $225 non- 
refundable housing deposit by the established procedures and meet 
all deadlines. Failure to pay all room and board charges may result 
in forfeiture of residence hall space. 

Depending upon the room and meal plan selected, students living 
on campus pay approximately $3,750 per term for room and meal 
plan. 

For those students who enter university housing after the begin- 
ning of a term, the charge will be prorated for the remainder of the 
term. (For exact rates, contact Housing and Residence Life.) 

For the 2006-2007 academic year, resident students can choose 
from traditional all-you-can-eat weekly meal plans. Plans will 
range in size from 19 to 10 meals per week. Estimated cost will 
range from approximately $1,591 to $1,356 per term. All plans 
offer a choice of both kosher and standard menu items. An addi- 
tional choice is the Unrestricted Meal Plan, which offers students 
the option of eating at any time and as often as they desire. Pricing 
is a little higher on this option, but it gives students complete flex- 
ibility to use meals at any time during the week. 



Students living off-campus and at the Burkshire, Millennium 
Hall or Towson Run Apartments are not required to have a meal 
plan but may select any of the plans listed above, or may choose 
one of the Block Meal Plans which offer a specific number of meals 
per week each term at a fixed price. 

Prices are subject to change. 

PARKING FEES 

All students are required to register their automobiles with the uni- 
versity in order to obtain a parking permit. Parking permits are 
required from 6 a.m. on Monday through 3 p.m. on Friday. Ample 
space is available for those with a parking permit. However, 
depending on your arrival time, spaces may only be available at the 
Towson Center. Resident freshmen are not permitted to purchase 
parking permits or have a vehicle on campus. There are limited 
exceptions to this policy. Information about parking policies is 
available on the parking Web site. 

Parking permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis 
and may be purchased at http;//parking.towson.edu. Campus maps 
and other parking-related information are also available at this 
Web site. In addition, parking permits may be purchased from the 
Au.xiliary Services Business Office, University Union, room 118. 
Student parking permits go on sale in early August 2006 and in 
early January 2007 for spring term permits. For questions or addi- 
tional information, please view the Web page listed above. 

Parking Fee Schedule for Academic Year 2006-2007 

Permit fees subject to change. 

• Evening permit (after 3 p.m., only M-F) 

- Annual $78 

- Term (fall/minimester or spring/summer) $50 

• All-day permit 

- Annual $220 

- Term (fall/minimester or spring/summer) $127 

- Summer 2006 $45 

- Day passes $5/day 

PDS/STUDENT TEACHING/CLINICAL PRACTICUM FEES 

Students enrolled in PDS internship, student teaching or a clinical 
practicum are charged a fee ranging from $240 to $700 per experi- 
ence. Students must confer with their department cl air or with the 
director of the CPP office in the College of Education to determine 
the exact fee. These courses are designated PRC, STT and CIN. 

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSON FEES 

Students enrolled in private music lessons are charged a fee of $100 
or $260 per unit, depending upon course registration. 

STUDY ABROAD FEES 

A fee of $250 for the fall and spring terms, $100 for summer, and 
$100 for Minimester is assessed for Study Abroad programs. 

TEXTBOOKS 

Students are expected to buy the textbooks for their courses. The 
average cost for textbooks is $450 per term. Books and other sup- 
plies may be purchased at the University Store, located in the 
University Union, first floor. For more information, visit 
http://store.towson.edu. 

BURSAR FEES 

A $75 late fee is assessed to any student who pays after published 
bill deadlines. Payment of term bill secures your class schedule for 
a term; otherwise, cancellation of your class schedule may occur. 
You may pay by either returning the top portion of your billing 
statement to the Bursar's Office, Enrollment Services Center, room 
336, with payment or verification of funds to cover 
all charges or through Towson University's Web application 
http://students.towson.edu, click on Towson Online Services. To 



Expenses 



use: Log in; dick SA Self-Service; cliclc Learner Services; click 
Finances; click Make a Payment. Your TU username and password 
are required to make a payment on the Web. Note: Bank check 
card or debit card payments cannot be processed through the Web 
payment site. If the Web payment option is selected, full payment 
is required. 

If your term bill reflects a credit or zero balance and you choose 
NOT to attend the upcoming term, you must notify the Registrar's 
Office on or before the bill payment due date to have your class 
schedule canceled. If you fail to do this, you will be financially 
responsible for all term charges. 

A $10 Archived Records Research Fee will be assessed when 
financial detail involving archived records is requested. 

A $50 penalty fee is assessed when a check given in payment of 
fees, fines or services is returned unpaid by the bank for any rea- 
son. Failure to reimburse the university for an uncollectable check 
may result in class schedules being cancelled. 

A $25 late collection fee will be assessed should an account 
become delinquent and deemed uncollectable, thus requiring refer- 
ral to the Central Collection Unit of the state of Maryland. This fee 
is in addition to the collection fee assessed by the Central 
Collection Unit of the state of Maryland. See Payment of Fees, 
below. 

GRADUATE CHARGES 

The following policies apply to graduate students taking a mix of 
undergraduate and graduate courses and TU seniors taking a grad- 
uate course (with special permission). 

If a graduate student takes a mix of graduate and undergradu- 
ate courses and the undergraduate unit load is fewer than 12 units, 
the individual is to be billed per unit in each category and part-time 
university fees. If the undergraduate unit load is 12 or more units, 
the flat undergraduate tuition rate and full-time university fees are 
billed with the graduate units billed at the per unit graduate tuition 
rate. 

This policy applies to graduate students taking all undergradu- 
ate courses. If the unit load of undergraduate courses is 12 units or 
more, the individual is to be billed the flat undergraduate tuition 
and the flat full-time university fees. 

PAYMENT OF FEES 

All checks or money orders should be made payable to Towson 
University for the exact amount of the charges. The student's 
name and Student ID number must appear on all checks submitted 
to the university. The university offers a payment plan adminis- 
tered through AMS/TuitionPay. The AMS/TuitionPay payment 
plan extends to students a monthly budget plan for meeting the 
cost for tuition, university fees, and on-campus housing and meals 
for either the academic year or term. Students who choose such a 
payment plan may arrange payment through AMS/TuitionPay, 
800-635-0120, AMS/TuitionPay Web site www.salliemae.com. 
AMS/TuitionPay is not, however, affiliated with the university and 
does not act as the university's agent; accordingly, the university 
bears no responsibility for the acts or omissions of 
AMS/TuitionPay. Moreover, a student's liability for tuition and 
fees is not discharged until payment is made in full. The Discover, 
MasterCard and Visa credit cards can be used for tuition, fees, 
room, meal plan, and other charges. Web credit card payments can 
be made on http://students.towson.edu/. To use: click Towson 
Online Services; Log in; click SA Self-Service; click Learner 
Services; click Finances; click Make a Payment. Your TU username 
and password are required to make payment on the Web. Full pay- 
ment is required. Note: Bank check card or debit card payments 
cannot be processed through the Web payment site. If the Web pay- 
ment option is selected, full payment is required. It is imperative 
that students adhere to processing deadlines. To avoid the cancel- 
lation of your class schedule, payment must be received by your 
bill payment due date found on the term bill or at 



www.towson.edu/bursar. You must make payment in full on the 
Web, or by returning the top portion of your billing statement along 
with payment in full or verification of financial aid or third-parly 
funds to cover all charges to the Bursar's Office, Enrollment 
Services Center, room 336. Completing the bill payment require- 
ment may secure your class schedule for the term. If your account 
reflects a credit or zero balance and you choose NOT to attend the 
upcoming term, you MUST notify the Registrar's Office on or 
before the bill payment due date to have your class schedule can- 
celled. If you fail to do this, you will be financially responsible for 
all term charges. A $75 late fee is assessed to any student whose 
current due term charges are paid after the bill payment deadline, 
which appears on the bill. 

WARNING: Processing of financial billing statements is the 
responsibility of the student and is due to the university each term 
as outlined at www.towson.edu/bursar. Nondelivery of the billing 
statement does not release you from the payment or late payment 
assessments. 

Financial policy set by the Board of Rege^its and supported by 
the legislative auditors of the state of Maryland states that all pre- 
vious balances must be paid prior to registramn for the following 
academic term. The university employs a "first in/first out" tech- 
nique when applying payments to accounts. Therefore, payments 
are used to satisfy the oldest outstanding charge prior to applying 
any portion of a payment to current or more recent charges. 
Should the account of any student become delinquent and sent to 
the Central Collection Unit of the state of Maryland, it is deemed 
delinquent, and a collection fee not to exceed 20 percent will be 
charged to the student by the Central Collection Unit of the state of 
Maryland. In accordance with COMAR Title 17, Subtitle 01, 
Chapter 02, Section 01 through 05, the Central Collection Unit of 
the state of Maryland may report debt to a credit bureau and begin 
intercepting Maryland income tax refunds of individuals indebted 
to the state colleges, universities and state agencies. Students with 
outstandmg balances should contact the Office of the Bursar. 
Transcript and diploma requests will not be honored if a student 
has a financial obligation to the university. Payments made by 
check will be subjected to a waiting period of 10 to 30 working 
days prior to transcripts or diplomas being released or refunds 
being processed. 



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REFUND POLICIES 

Students withdrawing from the university must complete an 
Official Withdrawal Form before they are entitled to any refund. If 
dropping all classes on the Web, the last course drop date will be 
your official withdrawal date on your academic record. Or, you 
may contact the Registrar's Office, Enrollment Services Center, 
room 223. The official withdrawal notification form is located at 
http://onestop.towson.edu/ in PDF format. The date of withdrawal 
will be the date on which written notice of withdrawal is received. 
For additional information regarding withdrawal, see the 
Academic Regulations section of this catalog. 

Fall/Spring Withdrawal Refund Policy 

Notification to the instructor does not constitute proper withdraw- 
al. Withdrawal Forms must be processed by the Registrar's Office. 
The date on which written notice of withdrawal is received deter- 
mines the percentage of refund. All refund percentages are based on 
the official start of the term. The timing for effecting refunds is as 
follows: 

1. Through the end of each Change of Schedule period, 100 percent 
of tuition and fees is refunded to the student. 

2. Beginning with the first day after the end of the Change of 
Schedule period through the 21st calendar day after the official 
start of the term, 50 percent of tuition only is refunded to the stu- 
dent who fully withdraws from the university. 



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3. Beginning with the 22nd calendar day after the official start of 
the term, no tuition and fees are refunded to the student. 

NOTE: Based on documentation of extraordinary circumstances, 
including medical, exceptions may be made to this policy. Requests 
for refunds for extraordinary circumstances should be submitted 
immediately; however, )io requests will be considered 30 djys 
beyond tbe term in question. Undergraduate students should con- 
tact the director of the Bursar's Office, Enrollment Services Center, 
room 315, Towson, MD 21252-0001. Graduate students should 
contact the coordinator of graduate admissions and records, 7800 
York Road, Room 218, Towson, MD 21252-0001. 

Any unpaid charges on a student's financial account with the 
university or another state agency will be subtracted from the 
refund due prior to processing the refund request. For payments 
made by credit card, refunds will be credited to the original credit 
card account and will be reflected on the credit card monthly state- 
ment. Credit card payments made for term charges are refunded 
using the following practice. For each term, credit card refunds 
will be processed after the term Drop/Add period. Fioivever, stu- 
dents may ask for a credit card refund prior to this period by con- 
tacting the Bursar's Office. Credit card owners are responsible for 
paying any and all interest charges accrued on the credit card. All 
questions regarding tuition and fees should be referred to the 
Office of the Bursar, Enrollment Services Center, 410-704-2100 or 
1-888-5BURSAR. 

Second Seven-Week Fall/Spring Withdrawal Refund Policy 

Notification to the instructor does not constitute proper withdrawal. 
Withdrawal Forms must be processed by the Registrar's Office. 
The date on which written notice of withdrawal is received deter- 
mines the percentage of refund. Ail refund percentages are based 
on the official start of the session. 

Students are considered full-time when carrying 12 units or 
greater; therefore, refunds apply only to unit loads under 12. The 
timing for effecting refunds is as follows: 

1. Through the first day of classes after the official start of the sec- 
ond seven-week session, 100 percent of tuition and fees is 
refunded to the student. 

2. During the second and third days of classes after the official 
start of the second seven-week session, 50 percent of tuition 
only is refunded to the student. 

3. Beginning the fourth day of classes after the official start of the 
second seven-week session, no refund is issued. 

NOTE: Based on documentation of extraordinary circumstances, 
including medical, exceptions may be made to this policy. Requests 
for refunds for extraordinary circumstances should be submitted 
immediately; however, no requests will be considered 30 days 
beyond the session in question. Undergraduate students should 
contact the director of the Bursar's Office, Enrollment Services 
Center, room 315, Towson, MD 21252-0001. Graduate students 
should contact the coordinator of graduate admissions and 
records, 7800 York Road, Room 218, Towson, MD 21252-0001. 

Any unpaid charges on a student's financial account with the 
university will be subtracted from the refund due prior to process- 
ing the refund request. For payments made by credit card, refunds 
will be credited to the original credit card account and will be 
reflected on the credit card monthly statement. Credit card pay- 
ments made for term charges are refunded using the following 
practice. For each term, credit card refunds will be processed after 
the term Drop/Add period. However, students may ask for a cred- 
it card refund prior to this period by contacting tbe Bursar's 
Office. Credit card owners are responsible for paying any and all 
interest charges accrued on the credit card. All questions regarding 
tuition and fees should be referred to the Office of the Bursar, 
Enrollment Services Center, 410-704-2100 or 1-888-5BURSAR. 



Fees 

The following fees are nonrefundable: 

1. late payment fee 

2. room deposit fee 

3. enrollment contract fee 

4. application fee 

5. closed contract fee 

The following fees are nonrefundable after the official start of 
classes for the term: 

1. housing fee 

2. applied fee (private instruction, student teaching, clinical 
practicum, etc.) 

3. parking permit fee 

The Board Plan Fee is prorated weekly. 

The following fees are nonrefundable after the official Change of 
Schedule period: 

1. mandatory university fees 

2. surcharge/overload fee 

3. course-based fees 

4. technology fee 

5. student classification fee 







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Financial Aid 



Financial Aid 

LOCATION 

Enrollment Services Center 339 
410-704-4236 
Fax: 410-704-2584 
hrtp://onestop. towson.edu/finaid/ 

Towson Universit)' offers scholarships, grants, loans and work- 
study programs. These programs are funded by the U.S. 
Department of Education, the state of Maryland and Towson 
University. Scholarships generally use merit or academic achieve- 
ment as the main criterion. Most grant and loan programs are 
need-based. These programs help students pay the difference 
between the cost of education and the amount that they land their 
parents, if they are dependent students) can contribute. 

Need is determined by the following formula: 



Cost of Education 

-Expected Family Contribution (EFC) 

■Outside Resources (state/private scholarships, etc.) 



Need for Title FV and universitv funds 



The U.S. Department of Education calculates the student's EFC 
from the completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
(FAFSA), using a formula that considers factors such as income, 
certain assets, family size, and number of family members m col- 
lege. 

The cost of education includes direct costs such as tuition and 
fees and room and board as well as indirect costs including trans- 
portation and personal expenses. 

ESTIMATED COSTS FOR UNDERGR.\DUATE STUDENTS' 





COMMUTER 


RESIDENT 


OUT OF STATE 


Tuition/Fees 


57,164- 


$7,164^ 


516,522^ 


Room/Board 


1,500 


7,506' 


7,506' 


Books 


912 


912 


912 


Personal 


1,222 


1,596 


1,596 


Transportation 2,040 


2,058 


1,824 


Total 


512,838 


519,236 


528,360 



^Figures shown are for full-time enrollment for an academic year and are 
subject to revision. Students receive a bill each term for tuition/fees, and 
room and board charges (if the student lives on campus). All other costs 
shown above (including books) are estimates of out of pocket costs. 

-Students may incur additional academic fees, depending on courses 
taken. Please refer to the "Expenses" section of this catalog. 

'The Financial Aid Office may request documentation to verify the resi- 
dency of any aid recipient. Documentation may include proof of current 
local address and copies of rental agreements. 

DEADLINES AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES 

All students must reapply for financial aid annually, as soon as 
possible after January 1 at the U.S. Department of Education's 
www.fafsa.ed.gov Web site. 

Students should complete the FAFSA by January 3 1 each year to 
meet the annual deadline of March 1. This date is the priority 
deadline for federal and university need-based aid for the academ- 
ic year that begins the following September. It is also the deadline 
for many Maryland state scholarship and grant programs. All stu- 
dents must list Towson University (code #002099) in Step 6 of the 
FAFSA. This allows the federal processor to transmit the applica- 
tion results electronically to the Towson University Financial Aid 
Office. 



The Financial Aid Office offers aid first to students whose appli- 
cations are completed and received from the U.S. Department of 
Education by the March 1 deadline. Applications received after the 
March 1 deadline are processed on a rolling basis. However, stu- 
dents who apply late for aid should not expect consideration for 
hmited campus-based financial aid. 

Students should take the following steps toward ensuring that 
funds are available in time to pay term charges: 

• complete the FAFSA on or before January 31 to meet the 
March 1 deadline 

• complete the admissions requirements early 

• register for classes at the earliest opportunit)- 

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY 

Factors that determine eligibility for Federal Title TV and need- 
based university aid include: 

• financial need (except for unsubsidized and parent loans) 

• degree candidacy or formal admission as a regular student 
making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or cer- 
fificate 

• U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen status 

• possession of a valid Social Securin,- number 

• certification that the applicant is not in default on a student 
loan and does not owe a repayment of a Federal Title FV grant 

• registration for the Selective Service 

FCMANCIAL AID SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC 
PROGRESS (SAP) 

Federal and state regulations require the Financial Aid Office to 
monitor the academic progress of students who apply for aid or 
receive aid. The Financial Aid Office checks the progress of aid 
recipients at least once per year and more frequently when deemed 
necessary. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for financial 
aid purposes appears in Appendix E. 

VERIFICATION 

Either the U.S. Department of Education or the university can 
select an application for verification. If selected, students must 
provide signed copies of federal income tax returns. They must 
also provide documentation to verif)' information such as the value 
of assets, household size, number m college, etc. The Financial Aid 
Office encourages students to respond promptly and completely to 
any request for additional information. 

All students who receive an offer of need-based Institutional 
Grant or Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant will be subject 
to verification. All verification documents must be received in the 
Financial Aid Office within 30 days of the initial request, or the 
student's aid offer will be canceled. 

IMPORTANT: Aid May Change 

Federal Title IV regulations will not permit a student to receive aid 
totaling more than the cost of education. Towson University may 
revise or cancel federal or institutional aid whenever the university 
becomes aware of information that changes a student's eligibility 
for aid, including changes in the student's Cost of Education or 
EFC. Other examples of circumstances that can result in revision 
or cancellation of existing aid include the following: 

• receiving additional aid at any time not already considered as 
a part of the student's aid package (such as a scholarship) 

• changes in residency (for example, from on-campus to com- 
muter) 

• change from out-of-state to in-state tuition 

• changes to EFC resulting from verification (see VERIFICA- 
TION section) 

• changes to enrollment level (for example, from full-time to 
part-time) 

• withdrawal from the university 



Financial Aid 



A student who applies for fall term graduation will have his or her 
aid for the following spring term cancelled. 

TRANSFER STUDENTS 

Financial aid, including most federal grants and loans, will not 
transfer from one institution to another. Eligibilirs' for the Federal 
Pell Grant, and some state grants may transfer. 

Students must apply for financial aid using the instructions stat- 
ed in the "DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES" sec- 
tion. Mid-year transfer students who have already processed a 
F.'VFSA to attend a school during the fall term must request that the 
L'.S. Depanment of Education send a copy of the application 
results to Towson University's Financial Aid Office. Students can 
contact the federal processor at 1-800-4-FEDAID. 

CAMPUS-BASED FINANCIAL AID 

Towson University receives a limited amount of money each year 
for the campus-based programs. Campus-based funds go to the 
earliest completed applications from eligible students whose appli- 
cations demonstrate the greatest need. The Financial Aid Office 
processes applications in the order of EEC, starting with the lowest 
EEC and continuing through the highest EEC. Students with the 
lowest EECs may receive aid from the programs requiring excep- 
tional need. 

The Financial Aid Office continues to process applications after 
the March 1 deadline, but late applicants carmot expect considera- 
tion for limited campus-based funds. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant 

This federal grant is for e.xceptionally needy students pursuing a 
first bachelor's degree. Towson University may offer up to S4,000 
to a full-time eligible applicant. 

Institutional Grant 

Towson LIniversity may offer up to $4,000 to full-time first bache- 
lor's degree candidates who have financial need. 

Federal Perkins Loan 

Towson Universit)' may offer Perkins Loans to undergraduate and 
graduate degree candidates. The university offers loans from this 
program first to students with exceptional financial need. 
Undergraduate students may receive up to S4,000 per year. The 
statutory limit is S8,000 for a student who has not reached junior 
standing, and $20,000 for all undergraduate borrowing from this 
program. 

This federal loan has an annual interest of 5 percent. Interest 
does not begin to accrue, and no payment of principal is due, until 
nine months after the borrower leaves school or drops below 
enrollment for at least 6 units. Payments depend on the total 
amount borrowed, but will never be less than $40 per month, plus 
interest. 

Federal Work Study 

This Federal Title I\' program allows undergraduate and graduate 
degree candidates to work and earn money for educational expenses. 
The university pays aid from this program through paychecks every 
two weeks. The eligibility does not offset direct university charges 
such as tuition and fees. 

Students can find jobs on campus or in approved off-campus 
organizations and agencies. The university encourages students to 
consider off-campus jobs in communirs' service organizations. 
Towson University's Career Center maintains a list of available 
Federal Work-Study positions. 

DIRECT FEDERAL AID 

Unlike the campus-based programs, the university has no limit on 
the total number of eligible students who can receive aid from the 
direct aid programs. However, federal regulations limit the amount 
any student can receive from each program. 



Federal Pell Grant 

This federal grant is for first bachelor's degree candidates who have 
exceptional financial need. Pell Grants range from $400 to 
$4,050. 

Federal Direct Student Loan Program 

These long-term loans are for first and second bachelor's degree 
students, as well as certificate and graduate students. The applica- 
tion requirements for these loans are the same as for other federal 
grant and loan programs. Borrowers must carry at least 6 units per 
term. 

Depending on the amount of need, an aid offer may include an 
interest-subsidized loan or an unsubsidized loan. Some students 
receive both subsidized and unsubsidized loans. 

The main difference bervveen a subsidized loan and an unsubsi- 
dized loan is the point at which interest begins to accrue. No inter- 
est accrues on a subsidized loan until the repayment period begins 
at the end of a si.x-month grace period. The grace period begins 
when the borrower graduates, w'ithdraws or drops below enroll- 
ment for at least 6 units. Interest on an unsubsidized loan accrues 
during enrollment, and throughout the grace period and repay- 
ment. The interest rate for Direct Loans made after July 1, 2006 is 
fixed at 6.8 percent. 

All borrowers pay a loan origination fee of 3 percent to the U.S. 
Department of Education. The university must deduct this fee from 
the loan proceeds. 

Direct loans have annual limits: freshmen, $2,625; sophomores, 
$3,500; juniors and seniors, $5,500. Students who meet the 
Federal Title I\' definition of self-supporting may borrow addi- 
tional unsubsidized funds of up to $4,000 for freshman and soph- 
omore standing and up to $5,000 for junior and senior standing. 

Aggregate loan limits are $46,000 for undergraduate borrowing, 
of which no more than $23,000 may be subsidized. 

Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) 
Parents of dependent students can borrow up to the cost of educa- 
tion minus all other aid received. Applicants do not have to 
demonstrate need. However, the U.S. Department of Education 
approves a loan from this federal program only after an evaluation 
of the parent borrower's credit history. 

Interest begins to accrue at the time of disbursement. The inter- 
est rate for loans made after July 1, 2006 is fixed at 7.9 percent. 
All borrowers pay a loan origination fee of 4 percent to the U.S. 
Department of Education. The universit)' must deduct this fee from 
the loan proceeds. 

A new PLUS borrower must complete an electronic Master 
Promissory note before receiving any disbursement of loan pro- 
ceeds to the student's university account. 

LOAN COUNSELING AND PROMISSORY NOTE 
REQUIREMENTS FOR BORROWERS 

New loan borrowers at Towson University of Federal Perkins 
Loans or Federal Direct Student Loans must complete entrance 
loan counseling. In addition, borrowers who graduate or leave 
school must complete exit loan counseling sessions. These sessions 
provide borrowers with information on their rights and responsi- 
bilities. 

New borrowers will find entrance and exit loan counseling for 
Direct Loans, as well as entrance counseling for the Federal Perkins 
Loan Program at http://onestop.towson.edu/finaid/. The universi- 
ty's Office of Financial Services provides exit loan counseling for 
Perkins Loan borrowers. 

New borrowers must complete an electronic Master Promissory 
note before receiving any disbursement of loan proceeds to their 
universitv accounts. 



Financial Aid 



STATE SCHOLARSHIPS 

The state of Maryland offers scholarships and grants based on 
financial need or merit, or a combination of both. Legal residents 
of MaPrdand apply using the FAFSA or the Renewal FAFSA. The 
deadline for most programs is March L 

Some state scholarships require special applications and have 
different deadlines. For more information about state scholarships, 
students can call the Maryland State Office of Student Financial 
Assistance at 410-260-4565, or visit the www.rtihec.state.md.us 
Web site. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Financial Aid Disbursements 

Generally, students receive one-half of academic year financial aid 
funds (except Federal Work-Study) each term. The university will 
credit aid toward term charges for tuition and fees and other direct 
university charges. 

Students who borrow for a single term, (i.e. fall only, spring only 
or summer only), will receive two disbursements to their universi- 
t)' accounts: one at the beginning of the loan period (or 30 days 
into the term if the borrower is a freshman), and one at the mid- 
point of the term. 

Whenever the amount of term aid credited to a student's account 
e.xceeds the term charges, the student has a credit balance and will 
receive a rebate check to use for books and day-to-day expenses. 

The Office of the Bursar will disburse rebate checks for credit 
balances no earlier than one week before the first day of the fall 
and spring terms and no earlier than the first day of a student aid 
recipient's summer session. Students may have a delay in receiving 
rebate checks if they receive a late or revised aid offer, or if they are 
subject to the Direct Loan nvo-disbursement requirement. A stu- 
dent can ask the Office of the Bursar to convert a portion of the 
credit balance to retail points on his or her Towson Universir.' 
OneCard for the purchase of books, or for use at any campus food 
location. 

Minimester 

Students cannot receive Federal Title FV or university aid financial 
aid for Minimester. 



dent is calculated by determining the complement of the percentage 
of assistance the student earned. That percentage is then applied to 
the total amount of grant and loan assistance disbursed for the 
term. 

If the student received more grant or loan assistance than the 
amount earned, the university or the student (or both) must return 
the unearned funds to the aid programs. 

Towson Universitv' returns the lesser of the unearned amount of 
assistance; or the institutional charges incurred for the term, multi- 
plied by the unearned percentage of grant and loan assistance. 
Institutional charges are limited to tuition, fees, and room and 
board, (if the student paid these charges to the university). 

The student returns unearned assistance minus the amount the 
universirv' returns. The U.S. Department of Education does not 
allow discretion on the part of the university for non-institutional 
costs. In most cases, when a student receives assistance greater than 
the amount of institutional charges and completely withdraws from 
the university, the student wUl have to return some of those funds. 

Academic Dismissal or Suspension 

Academic dismissal or suspension will always result in cancellation 
of financial aid for future terms. A student who receives formal 
readmission to the universit)' as a degree candidate may request 
consideration for financial aid. 

Internet Services 

The Financial Aid Office has a comprehensive, interactive Web site 
at wvs-w.towson.edu/finaid/ which allows students to use many 
financial aid services electronically. Students can apply for financial 
aid online and link to other recommended Web sites. 

Other Resources 

Regular Student Employment 

Various departments on campus hire students. Students will find a 

list of current job openings at www.towson.edu/careercenter. 

Student Employment Program 

This office helps students find part-time jobs off-campus in the 
Baltimore metropolitan area. For additional information, visit 
www.towson.edu/careercenter. 



Summer 

A supplemental application is required for summer aid and is avail- 
able from the Financial Aid Office and online at 
http://onestop.towson.edu/finaid/. Summer aid is usually limited to 
loans from the Federal Direct Loan Program, and available only if 
the student did not borrow the maximum for his or her grade level 
for the academic year immediately preceding the summer term. 

Financial Aid Advising 

Students and parents can schedule appointments to speak with 
Towson University financial aid advisers in person or by telephone. 
To schedule an appointment, call 410-704-4236. 

Refund Policy 

When a student withdraws from all courses during a term when the 
student is receiving student aid, the Financial Aid Office must 
determine what portion of the student's institutional and federal 
aid (not including Federal Work-Study) will revert to the aid pro- 
grams. The Financial Aid Office must use a statutory refund for- 
mula required by the U.S. Department of Education to determine 
what portion of aid paid to university charges has been "earned" 
and what portion must be considered "unearned." 

The percentage of assistance earned is equal to the percentage of 
the term completed as of the day the student withdraws, (if the 
withdrawal occurs after the 60 percent point, the percentage of aid 
earned is 100 percent.) The amount of aid not earned by the stu- 



Private Scholarships 

Various businesses, foundations and civic organizations offer schol- 
arships. Students should check directly with groups in their local 
communities. The www.fastWEB.com Web site is another source 
for private scholarship information. 

Veteran's Benefits 

Veterans or eligible dependents should contact the Baltimore 
Regional Office of the Veterans Administration (1-800-827-1000) 
with questions regarding eligibilit\'. Towson University's Veterans 
Office (410-704-3094) certifies applications. 

Alternative Loans 

Students may borrow alternative loans from private lenders outside 
the university. These non-federal loans can supplement other 
sources of student financial aid. Students and parents can find links 
to alternative loan lenders at www.towson.edu/finaid/. 

Alternate Payment Plan 

The Office of the Bursar accepts the TuitionPay payment plan from 
Academic Management Services. Instead of paying the balance 
of term charges in a lump sum, students and families can spread 
interest-free monthly payments over a period of months. AMS/ 
TuitionPay program participants pay a modest annual application 
fee to Academic Management Services. To learn more about the 
AMS/TuitionPay program, students and parents can call 
1-800-635-0120 or visit www.tuitionpay.com. 



Financial Aid 



SCHOLARSHIP OFFICE 

Enrollment Services Center 307 

410-704-2647 

E-mail: Scholarship@towson.edu 

http://onestop.to\vson.edu/finaid/ 

The Towson University Scholarship Office is a unit of the Financial 
Aid Office, and serves as a clearinghouse for information on merit 
scholarships. In addition to serving as an information center, this 
office handles the applications for several university-wide scholar- 
ships. 

Scholarship Seeker 

The Scholarship Seeker allows a student to search for Towson 
University and state of Maryland scholarships. Students can view 
lists of potential scholarships, and link to detailed information 
about scholarship requirements and application procedures. The 
Scholarship Seeker is a part of the Financial Aid Office Web site at 
wvvw.towson.edu/finaid/. 

Over-Award Policy 

Towson University will not award or disburse a combined total of 
federal, state, institutional and/or private scholarships that e.xceeds 
a student's cost of education unless all of the funding comes from 
a private external source. The cost of education is a standardized 
budget including tuition, fees, room, board and allowances for 
indirect costs such as transportation and personal expenses. 
Whenever a student's total aid package exceeds the cost of educa- 
tion, the Financial Aid Office will reduce aid offered by the uni- 
versit)'. 

Private Scholarships 

Students who receive scholarships from private organizations out- 
side the university (not including Maryland state scholarships) 
should contact the Office of the Bursar to arrange for payment of 
scholarship funds. The Office of the Bursar will disburse scholar- 
ship proceeds in accordance with procedures and policies set by 
the private scholarship donors and Towson University. Students 
may defer partial payment of university charges before receipt of 
scholarship proceeds by forwarding a copy of the scholarship 
award letter to the Office of the Bursar. Any outstanding balance 
created when a student or donor fails to provide the university 
with adequate, timely information will become a financial obliga- 
tion of the student. 

Office of Admissions Scholarships 

Towson University awards a limited number of academic scholar- 
ships each fall to qualified, full-time incoming freshmen and trans- 
fer students. The Office of Admissions awards these merit-based 
scholarships without regard to financial need. The earliest appli- 
cants for admission receive priority consideration. Although stu- 
dents do not need a separate application for these scholarships, 
they must complete their admission applications, and provide 
transcripts and test results by December 1. 

The following list of scholarships includes information on the 
minimum qualifications required for consideration. Scholarships 
go to students with the best qualifications. The required GPAs and 
test scores will change from year to year, and may change for the 
upcoming year after publication. 

Commonwealth Award 

• 3.00-fGPA 

• Must apply directly from a Baltimore City Public School 

• Designation as a Commonwealth or Commonwealth Plus 
Student 



Cultural Diversity Scholarship 

• Maryland resident 

• Freshmen: 3.30+ GPA, 1500+ SAT I 

• Community college transfers: 3.00+ GPA with 56 transferable 
credits 

• Essay required on involvement with diversity enhancement 

Honors College Scholarship 

• Competitive award for all incoming Honors College students 

Helen Aletta Linthicum Scholarship 

• Maryland high school valedictorians 

• Academic credentials and class rank considered 

• Provost's scholars are not eligible 

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship 

• Community college transfers 

• 3.70+ college GPA and 56+ units by time of transfer 

• Member of Phi Theta Kappa 

Provost's Scholarship 

• Freshmen: 3.70 GPA, 1800+ SAT I 

• Community college transfers: 3.50 GPA and 56+ transferable 
credits 

Top 10% Scholars Program 

• Incoming first-time freshmen graduating from Baltimore City 
or Baltimore County public schools in the top 10 percent of 
their senior class 

• Completion of college prep curriculum 

• Freshmen entering fall 2007 must submit a Towson University 
Application for Admission by December 1, 2006. 

• Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 
the upcoming academic year by January 31 (online at 
www.fafsa.ed.gov) 

• Must enroll full-time (12 or more units each term) as under- 
graduate degree candidates 

• Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. 

• Qualified Top 10% Scholars freshmen who enroll at Towson 
University will receive $2,000 per year for four years. 

• Qualified freshmen enrolling in the Top 10% Scholars dual 
admissions partnership with a community college will receive 
$1,000 per year for two years and $2,000 per year for an 
additional two years after completing the dual partnership 
and transferring to Towson with an Associate of Arts degree. 

Towson University/CollegeBound Foundation Scholarship 

• 3.50+ GPA 

• Must apply directly from a Baltimore City Public High School 
through the CoUegeBound Foundation by March 19 

• Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Towson University/CollegeBound Foundation Matching 
Scholarship 

• 3.00+ GPA 

• Must apply directly from a Baltimore City Public High School 
through the CoUegeBound Foundation by March 19 

• Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Towson University/CollegeBound Foundation Math and Science 
Award 

• 3.75+ GPA 

• Must major in science or mathematics 

• Must apply directly from a Baltimore City Public High School 
through the CoUegeBound Foundation by March 19 

• Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid (FAFSA). 




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The College of Business and Economics 



The College of Business and Economics (CBE) 

VISION 

CBE's vision is to be widely recognized as an Outstanding College of Applied Business 
Studies. 

MISSION 

CBE's mission is to provide: 

• a strong undergraduate business education for high-achieving students and selected 
graduate programs based upon specific CBE strengths and needs 

• a good balance of theory, application and personal development activities that creates a 
challenging environment of integrated learning 

• each student with the opportunity to meet the required "Profile of a CBE Graduate" 
through faculty members who consistently demonstrate qualiry teaching, advising and 
important scholarly comributions in their fields of expertise 

• a nurturing culture of high expectations that properly prepares each student for life 
beyond college 

• a strong outreach program to create dynamic partnerships beyond the university for eco- 
nomic and societal development, academic linkages that enhance the teaching/learning 
environment throughout our college, and CBE's inclusion in the fabric of the community. 

Shohreh Kaynama, Dean 
Louise Laurence. Associate Dean 
Louise W. Smith. Assistant Dean 
The Entire CBE Faculty and .Staff 



Accounting 

Business Administration 

e-Business 

Economics 

Finance 

Financial Planning 

Human Resource Management 

International Business 

Legal Studies 

Management 

Marketing 



EAKNBD Excellence 




THK BKST HUSINESS SCHOOL.S IN THK WORI.n 
THE BE.ST ArCOl'NTING PROGRAMS IN THB WORLD 



COLLEGE OFFICE 

Stephens Hall 218, 410-704-3342 

Fax:410-704-3664 

E-mail: cbedcan@towson.cdu 

www.towson.edu/che 



The College of Business and Economics 



PROFILE OF A COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS GRADUATE 

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) understands the need for its graduates to be broad-based and ready to perform immedi- 
ately upon entering the job market, both as individuals and in teams. Therefore, its curriculum contains concrete, measurable and attain- 
able objectives throughout. As a resuh, each CBE graduate is expected to perform successfully, as both an individual and a team member, 
in the following areas of Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs): 

1. COMMUNICATION — WRITTEN, SPOKEN, GRAPHIC AND ELECTRONIC 

• Write articulate, persuasive and influential business reports, proposals and letters 

• Make articulate, persuasive and influential individual and team presentations 

• Develop graphic, spreadsheet and financial analysis support for positions taken 

• Display presentation skills 

• Generate appropriate visual aids 

• Use correct written structure, spelling, grammar and organization 

• Articulate another's viewpoint through verbal and nonverbal interpretation 

• Resolve interpersonal and team conflicts 

• Negotiate effectively 

2. THINKING — CRITICAL, CREATIVE AND INTEGRATED 

• Use problem-solving techniques 

• Use adaptable, flexible thinking 

• Use critical thinking to produce comprehensive, supported, integrated conclusions 

• Use creative thinking methods to produce ideas 

• Distinguish (1) fact from opinion and (2) critical from noncritical information 

• Develop several workable solutions to a problem 

• Show common sense 

• Demonstrate continuous learning (learning to learn) 

3. TECHNOLOGY 

• Use software for writing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations and decision support 

• Demonstrate self-taught use of a second software package 

• Use e-mail. World Wide Web, Internet and other contemporary electronic services 

4. ETHICS AND VALUES 

• Consistently accept responsibility for one's own actions 

• Display ethical conduct and honor-system behavior 

• Apply ethics in reaching business recommendations 

• Promote benefits of good ethical behavior while recognizing practical ethical challenges 

• Display a "win-win" attitude 

5. ACCREDITED BUSINESS CONTENT 

• Know, apply and integrate the content in one's major 

• Apply and integrate accumulated cross-discipline concepts 

• Value the relevance of each business discipline in today's business world 

6. DIVERSITY — INTERNATIONAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC 

• Apply international concepts and contemporary issues to business situations 

• Apply domestic diversity concepts and contemporary issues to business situations 

• Show sensitivity to others' views, values and business customs 

• Discuss relevant global business developments 

• Interact as a business professional with people of other cultures and subcultures 

7. PRACTICAL EXCELLENCE 

• Demonstrate effective team skills 

• Display professional business behavior and appearance 

• Network with professionals 

• Manage time and tasks 

• Use estimates, analogies and examples 

• Demonstrate development of one's self-esteem and "can do" attitude 

8. LEADERSHIP, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE 

• Demonstrate group leadership 

• Describe one's own risk-taking profile 

• Differentiate between a leader, a manager and an entrepreneur 

• Perform community service 

• Foster leadership potential in self and others 

9. JOB EXPERIENCE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT 

• Show evidence of a quality, mentored, reflective professional experience 

• Organize a persuasive, informative resume 

• Create a portfolio that displays evidence of employability 

• Demonstrate effective job search and interview skills 

• Assume responsibility for one's own career goal-setting and lifelong learning 

®1996 Towson University 



The College of Business and Economics 



College of Business and 
Economics 

Towson University is the only University System of Maryland 
(USM) state university with both its Business and Accounting pro- 
grams accredited by AACSB International - the Association to 
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE 

Major in Accounting 

Financial Planning Track 
Major in Business Administration 

Economics Track 

Financial Planning Certification Preparation 

Human Resource Management Track 

International Busmess Concentration 

Legal Studies Track 

Management Concentration 

Marketing Concentration 

Combined Major in Business Administration and Computer 
Information Systems 
Major in e-Business 

Combined Major in e-Business and Business Administration 
(Marketing) 

Combined Major in e-Business and Computer Information 
Systems 

Financial Planning Track 
Major in Economics 

Combined Major in Economics and Geography and 
Environmental Planning 

Combined Major m Economics and Mathematics 

Combined Major in Economics and Political Science 
Minor in Business Administration 
Minor in Economics 

DISTINCTFVE FEATURES 

• Center for Applied Business and Economic Research 

• Maryland Council on Economic Education 

• Business Advisory Boards 

- CBE Advisory Board 

- Accounting Advisory Board 

- e-Business Advisory Board 

• Student Organizations 

- Student Leadership Council 

- Alpha Kappa Psi 

- American Marketing Association 

- Beta Alpha Psi 

- Beta Gamma Sigma 

- e-Business Association 

- Economics Club 

- Financial Management Association 

- Society for Human Resource Management 

- Students in Free Enterprise 

- Wall Street Investment Club 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICIES 

In order to graduate from Towson University with a major from 
the CBE, students must complete at least 50 percent of the units 
required in their major at Towson University. 

Lower-Level Courses: Students planning to transfer into the 
Business Administration, Electronic Business or Accounting 
majors at Towson University are encouraged to take the lower- 
level core courses: Principles of Accounting 1 and II, 
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Statistics, Legal 
Environment of Business, and Computer Science (COSC 111/112 



equivalent). Students transferring from a Maryland community col- 
lege should inquire at that institution's transfer office or refer to 
ARTSYS, the articulation system of Maryland, regarding the 
Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) for the Business 
Administration, Electronic Business or Accounting majors at TU. 
Students may verify whether a course will be accepted in transfer 
for a CBE major or minor by referring to ARTSYS, the articulation 
system of Maryland, available at http://artweb.usmd.edu/ or by 
contacting Towson University's CBE Student Academic Services, 
410-704-3496. 

After transferring to Towson University, students are encouraged 
to take such courses as finance, marketing, management and e- 
Business because these are upper-level courses at the university. 
Courses completed at a community college or a four-year college 
that are offered at TU as upper-level courses do not need to be 
repeated but must be validated in order to be recognized as meet- 
ing upper-level requirements. Validation generally requires that 
another specified course in the same discipline be completed at 
Towson University with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

Upper-Level Courses: A four-year college's transferred course that 
possesses "level and content equivalency" of a TU course may 
be used to satisfy a core/elective requirement with the approval 
of the major department. Only one transferred course will be 
accepted in fulfillment of a concentration/track requirement. A 
student intending to transfer a course must provide a course 
description from the other college's catalog. Contact CBE Student 
Academic Services, 410-704-3496, or refer to the CBE Website: 
www.towson.edu/cbe/student for policy and procedures regarding 
transfer of units for upper-level accounting, business, e-Business 
and/or economics courses. 

NOTE: Courses taken at a community college or other two-year 
school cannot transfer as upper-level units. 

CBE STUDENT ACADEMIC SERVICES 

Stephens Hall 104, 410-704-3496 

Fa.x: 410-704-2300 

E-mail: lsawyer@towson.edu 

www.towson.edu/cbe/student/ 

Director: Patricia Atkinson 

Administrative Assistant: Linda Sawyer 

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) Student Academic 
Services is the first place a student contacts for information concern- 
ing a major or minor program in the College of Business and 
Economics. Our team of professional staff, student aides and CBE stu- 
dent consultants are available to provide information and assistance 
to both current and prospective CBE students, and in particular to 
those students seeking admission to the Business Administration 
major or pursuing a minor in Business Administration. 

Prospective students are invited to contact us to discuss the col- 
lege's academic programs and discover the wealth of resources pro- 
vided by Towson University and the CBE such as student clubs and 
organizations, study abroad programs, and career preparation 
opportunities. 



Department of Accounting 



BUSINESS EXCELLENCE PROGRAM 

Stephens Hall 104,410-704-3185 

Fax: 410-704-3454 

http://www.new. towson.edu\cbec 

BUSX 301 Coordinator: Quincey R. Johnson 

BUSX 460 Director of Professional Experience: Laleh Malek 

Lecturers: Vera L. Case, Kathryn Delahanty, Quincey Johnson, 

Deirdre Woodward 

MISSION STATEMENT 

To be widely recognized as a model program that enhances lifelong 
professional performance and ethical decision-making in our met- 
ropolitan community. 

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES 

Towson University's College of Business and Economics is one of 
the few business schools in the nation with a separate unit specifi- 
cally designed to enhance business performance in the college and 
in the workplace. Working with the rest of the CBE faculty, these 
professors teach essential knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) in 
business writing, professional presentations, problem solving, 
teamwork and self-assessment. 

BUSX COURSES 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone 

In this course, students are challenged to sharpen and further devel- 
op essential knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) such as oral and 
written communication, problem solving and critical thinking, 
teamwork, and career and self-awareness. These KSAs serve as a 
foundation for the rest of the student's business school course 
work. Students are also encouraged to develop habits of profes- 
sionalism and lifelong learning. BUSX 301 should be completed as 
soon as possible after lower-level core courses. 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience 

This course focuses on a successful transition between the last col- 
lege term and the first day of professional work. Students take an 
internship as part of the course. Through self-assessment, students 
develop a portfolio that demonstrates their knowledge, skills and 
attitudes (KSAs) and their commitment to lifelong career develop- 
ment. A special permit is required. 



Department of 
Accounting 




Professors: Lamont Steedle {Chair), Martin Freedman, Norma 
Holter, Man C. Maloo, Charles Martin, Donald Rosenberg, 
Andrew Schiff, Michael Seganish, Barbara Stewart 

Associate Professors: Raymond Castaldi, Kang Cheng, Seth 
Hammer, Benjamin Neil 

Assistant Professors: Barry Buchoff, Yu Cong 

Lecturer: Robert Miller 

Part-Time Faculty: Alan Alper, Robert Campbell, Francis 
Czosnowski, William Giuffre, Quincey Johnson, Dennis 
Kreiner, Brian Lazarus, Frank Meyer, Patrick Motsay, Robert 
Scott, Frank Segel, William Tignanelli, Richard Winelander, 
Charles Wolpoff 

Administrative Assistant: Paulette Pearson 

OFFICE 

Stephens Hall 102, 410-704-2227 

Fa.x: 410-704-3641 

E-mail: ppearson@towson.edu 

www.towson.edu/cbe/department/accounting/welcome .html 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE 

• Major in Accounting 

• Financial Planning Track 

WHY STUDY ACCOUNTING? 

• To prepare for college-graduate, entry-level jobs such as cost 
accountant, staff accountant and tax preparer 

• To prepare for specialized master's programs in Accounting and 
the CPA Exam in order to hold jobs such as auditor, tax advis- 
er, system analyst, business and personal accountant, and busi- 
ness and personal financial adviser. (Note: The state of 
Maryland requires 30 units beyond the B.S. to qualify to sit 
for the CPA exam. Students who are not Maryland residents 
should check their own state's requirements.) 

In business and society, accountants make a difference. They pre- 
pare and review the financial information that is relied upon by 
investors, lenders, businesses and other organizations throughout 
the world. Accountants also provide expert advice on ta.xes, finan- 
cial planning, information systems and a wealth of other business 
matters. In today's fast-paced, rapidly changing world, few careers 
offer as many advantages and rewards as a career in accounting. 
These include: 

• a high level of job security 

• competitive starting salaries 

• a wide range of career options 

• top-tier income potential 

• a path to senior management 

• the option to create your own business 

• an opportunity to travel 

• a respected, established profession 

• the knowledge that you are an expert, trusted adviser 

• the satisfaction of helping others 

At Towson University, you will join one of only two accounting 
programs among Maryland's public colleges and universities 
accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of 
Business (AACSB International). Of all the accounting programs in 
the United States, only about one in three have achieved this dis- 
tinction. 



The College of Business and Economics 



If you are interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant 
(CPA), you will be well prepared for the CPA examination. Our 
pass rates are consistently number one or two among all higher 
education institutions in Maryland. In fact, Towson University 
recently ranked number one in the United States on two of the four 
CPA exam parts, and number seven in the United States and num- 
ber one in the East overall. 

A wealth of additional information about accounting is available 
on the Internet. A few of the Web sites that you may want to visit 
include the Department of Labor Occupational Outlook 
fiandbook (www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm), the American 
Institute of CPAs (www.StartHereGoPlaces.com), and the 
Maryland Association of CPAs (www.tomorrowscpa.org). 

MISSION AND CORE VALUES 

Our mission is: 

• to provide students with a high-quality graduate and under- 
graduate accounting education built on a comprehensive foun- 
dation in the liberal arts and sciences 

• to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes 
necessary to assume positions of responsibility and leadership 
in business and society 

• to provide students and faculty with learning experiences 
through a combination of scholarly activities and partnerships 
with the accounting profession and the business community' 

We are committed: 

• to honormg and rewarding excellence in teachmg and scholarship 

• to promoting and fostering professionalism and ethical behav- 
ior among our faculty and our students 

• to fostering a climate that is conducive to collegialit)-, civilitv" 
and openness to diverse ideas and views 

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES 

• Student Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi 

• Accounting Advisory Board (of business professionals) 

• Annual Accounting Open House 

• Annual Department of Accounting Awards Banquet 

• Annual Accounting Alumni Reunion 

• Student Awards for Academic Achievement: 

— CPA Review Scholarships 

— MACPA Outstanding Achievement in Accounting Award 

— Association of Government Accountants Award 

— Financial Executives Institute Academic Honors 

— Sylvia Bernstein Prize for Excellence in Accounting 

— Russell E. Denison Annual Award for Excellence in 
Accounting 

— Outstanding Accounting Student Achievement Award 

— Institute of Internal Auditors Award 

ACCOUNTING PROGRAM 

The undergraduate Accounting major is a 120-unit program. The 
program provides the necessary transition to specialized master's 
programs in accounting. It is also designed for students who wish 
to prepare for the CPA examination and enter the public account- 
ing profession by completing the 15-unit Financial Planning Track, 
an additional 30 units of undergraduate elective courses, or by 
completing the requirements for a second major or minor. 

The lower-level core, upper-level business core and upper-level 
accounting core courses required of all Accounting majors are set 
forth below. 

All major course requirements must be completed with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher Majors must score in the 50th per- 
centile or above on the ATAG (Achievement Test for Accounting 
Graduates) in order to graduate. 

In order to assure that students have retained critical informa- 
tion from prior courses, students take a comprehensive examina- 
tion on business content as part of the capstone course, MNGT 
481. The results of this examination serve as 10% of the MNGT 
481 grade. 



Requirements for the Major 

Application Procedure for Continuation in the Accounting Major 

Students complete the Accounting Application, available in the 
department office, Stephens Hall 102, after completing 6 units of 
upper-level accounting courses at Towson University and attaining 
a: 

• 2.70 GPA or higher in all courses completed when applying 

• 2.70 GPA or higher in all accounting courses completed when 
applying, and 

• Completion of 

1. ECON 205 or MATH 231 (Statistics) with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher 

2. an ANTH or PSYC or SOCI course 

3. a POSC course 

Lower-Level Core Courses (27 units) 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 

LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

LEGL 226 Business Law (3) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals ot Speech Communication (3) 

cose 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business 

(or cose 112) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 23 1 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Other Required Courses (9 units) 
One ANTH or PSYC or SOCI course (3) 
One POSC course (3) 
PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Courses (24 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

FPLN 341 Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 

or 
MKTG 342 Department Honors Principles of Marketing (3) 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 
One of the following international courses: 
ECON 305 Survey of International Economics (3) 
FFN 435 International Finance (3) 

MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 
MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

Upper-Level Accounting Courses (27 units) 

ACCT 300 Accounting Information Systems (3) 
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I (3) 

ACCT 302 Intermediate .Accounting II (3) 
ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting III (3) 
ACCT 321 Advanced Accounting I (3) 

ACCT 341 Cost Accounting I (3) 

ACCT 361 Tax Accounting I (3) 

ACCT 401 Auditing I (3) 
One accounting elective selected from: 
ACCT 342 Cost Accounting II (3) 
ACCT 362 Tax Accounting II (3) 
ACCT 402 Audinngll {i\ 

Suggested but not required: If you do not have accounting or busi- 
ness experience, consider adding ACCT 497 Accounting 
Internship or BUSX 460 Professional Experience. These units may 
be counted toward the 150-unit CPA requirement. 



Department of Accounting 



SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR 
ACCOUNTING MAJORS 

While completing the freshman and sophomore sequences, stu- 
dents also need to complete one political science course, usually 
taken as either GenEd II. C. 2. or GenEd II. D., and one anthropolo- 
gy, psychology or sociology course, usually taken as GenEd II.C.2. 
or GenEd II. D. After completing these sequences, students will still 
need to fulfill GenEd I.D., II. A. 2., II.C.l. and II.C.3. in the junior 
or senior year. Students should consult with their adviser to make 
the most appropriate elective choices. 

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, 
the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented 
below. 

FRESHMAN YEAR 
First Term (15 units) 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (ACCT 211 Honors) (3) 
GenEd II.C.2. ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (ECON 203 

Honors) 13) 
GenEd I.A. 
GenEd I.B. COSC 111 Information and Technology for Business 

(COSC 112 Honors) (3) 
GenEd I.C. MATH 1 1 1 Algebra for Applications (prerequisite 

for ECON 205/MATH 231) (3) 

or 

MATH 231 Basic Statistics (MATH 233 Honors) (3) 

or 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

Second Term (IS units) 

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (ACCT 212 Honors) (3) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (ECON 204 Honors) (3) 

GenEd II.C.2. POSC or ANTH, PSYC or SOCl 

GenEd II.D. POSC or .^NTH, PSYC or SOCI 

Statistics ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics 1(3) 

or 

MATH 231 Basic Statistics (MATH 233 Honors) (3) 

or 

LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

SOPHOMORE YEAR 
First Term (16 units) 

ACCT 300 
ACCT 301 
GenEd II.A. 
GenEd II.B.3 

LEGE 225 

LEGE 226 
Second Term 
ACCT 302 
ACCT 341 
ECON 306 
GenEd II.A. 
or 

LEGE 226 
GenEd I.D. 



JUNIOR YEAR 

First Term (15 units) 



Accounting Informanon Systems (3) 
Intermediate Accounting I (3) 
Lab (4) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 
(3) 

Legal Environment of Business (3) 
or 

Business Law (3) 
(15 units) 

Intermediate Accounting D (3) 

Cost Accounting 1(3) 

Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 



Business Law (3) 

ENGL 317 recommended (3) 



ACCT 303 
BUSX 301 
GenEd II.C.l. 
FIN 331 
MNGT 361 
Second Term ( 
ACCT 321 
ACCT 361 
MKTG 341 
FPLN341 
GenEd I.E. 



Intermediate Accounting lU (3) 
Busmess Cornerstone (3) 

Principles of Financial Management (3) 
Principles of Management (3) 
IS units) 
Advanced Accounting (3) 
Ta.x Accounting (3) 

Principles of Marketing (3) (MKTG 342) 
Fundamentals of Financial Plarming (3) 



SENIOR YEAR 
First Term (15 units) 

ACCT 401 Auditing 1(3) 

PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3) 

Elective (3) 

International Requirement - one of the following: 

ECON 305 Survey of International Economics (3) 

International Finance (3) 

International Marketing (3) 

International Business: Theory and Pracrice (3) 



FIN 435 
MKTG 445 
MNGT 375 
GenEd H.A. 



or 

GenEd n.B.l 
Second Term 
ACCTxxx 
MNGT 481 
GenEd n.A. 
GenEd U.C.3. 
Non-CBE Elertive (3) 



15 units) 

Accounting Elective (3) 
Business Strategy and Policy (3) 



FINANCIAL PLANNING TRACK (15 units) 

Coordinator: Barr\' Buchoff 
Stephens Hall lOl', 410-704-2227 

The 15-unit Financial Planning program is a track that offers stu- 
dents majoring in Accounting the academic course work needed to 
qualif)- to take the CFP Certification Examination and provides 
entry-level access to the field of financial planning. 
FIN 333 Investments and Securities Analysis I (3) 

FPLN 341 Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3) 

FPLN 343 Insurance and Risk Management (3) 

FPLN 441 Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (3) 

FPLN 443 Estate Planning (3) 




The College of Business and Economics 



Business Administration Program 

OFFICE 

CBE Student Academic Services 

Stephens Hall 104, 410-704-3496 

Fax: 410-704-2300 

E-mail: lsawyer@towson.edu 

www.towson.edu/cbe/ 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE 

• Major m Business Administration with concentrations or 
tracks in: 

Economics 

Finance 

Human Resource Management 

International Business 

Legal Studies 

Management 

Marketing 

• Combined Major in Business Administration and Computer 
Information Systems 

• Combined Major in Electronic Business and Computer 
Information Systems 

• Combined Major in Electronic Business and Business 
Administration (Marketing) 

• B.A. Degree Option 

• Minor in Business Administration 

• Financial Planning Certification Preparation 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

The major in Business Administration (BUAD) requires 21 units in 
lower-level core courses, 33 units of upper-level business core 
courses, and 21 units in one of the following concentrations or 
tracks: Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, 
International Business, Management, Marketing, or Legal Studies. 
(Requirements for the Legal Studies Track and the Financial 
Planning Certification Preparation program are listed below. 
Requirements for the other concentrations and tracks are listed in 
their separate departments in the College of Business and 
Economics.) All major requirements must be completed with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. In order to assure that students 
have retained critical information from prior courses, students take 
a comprehensive examination on business content as part of the 
capstone course, MNGT 481. The results of this examination 
serve as 10% of the MNGT 481 grade. See the Suggested Course 
Sequence for Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 
in Business Administration requires a minimum of 120 earned 
units, which must include successful completion of the General 
Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business Administration 
major requirements, and non-CBE electives. The non-CBE elec- 
tives may include the units required for a minor or specialization 
program, or in a foreign language for the B.A. degree. See the com- 
plete Degree Requirements in the University Curriculum section in 
this catalog. 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business admin- 
istration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an aca- 
demic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. 
This foundation includes both lower-level core courses and most of 
the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Students who enroll 
in CBE courses without having fulfilled the prerequisites risk los- 
ing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers each term to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in 
proper sequence to meet the student's target completion date for 
the degree. Prerequisites are monitored during registration. 



Requirements for Admission to the Business Administration Major 

Students are admitted to the major in Business Administration 
(BUAD) on a competitive basis after first being admitted to the uni- 
versity. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission 
to the major. Each term, the College of Business and Economics 
(CBE) considers applications for admission to the major in the fol- 
lowing term. In order to be admitted, students must satisfy the fol- 
lowing requirements: 
L Formal admission to TU as a degree candidate 

2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher for all course 
work 

3. Completion of most of the lower-level General Education 
requirements (GenEds) 

4. Grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each lower-level core 
course 

5. Minimum average GPA of 2.70 for ALL seven lower-level core 
courses 

The minimum GPA will be reviewed each year and may be adjust- 
ed as space availabilitv' dictates. Candidates for the major must ful- 
fill the requirements in effect at the time of application. 

Pre-Business students with less than a 2.70 GPA in the seven 
lower-level CBE core courses will be subject to competitive admis- 
sion depending on space availability. 

Degree candidates intending to major in Business 
Administration are designated as "pre-Business Administration" 
(PBUA) until admitted into the BUAD major. Students are encour- 
aged to meet each term with their assigned facult)' adviser to eval- 
uate their progress in completing the requirements for admission to 
the major and the degree. 

Students who take upper-level "majors-only" CBE courses 
before being admitted to the Business Administration major do so 
at their own risk. 

Application Procedure 

Students who will meet the admission requirements at the end of 
the term must complete an Application for Admission to the BUAD 
Major and a Change of Major Declaration Form before registering 
for upper-level "majors-onlv" CBE courses (ACCT, BUSX, EBUS, 
ECON, FIN, FPLN, LEGL,'MKTG, and MNGT). The forms are 
available at CBE Student Academic Services, Stephens Hall 104. 
Deadline for spring admission is October 15; summer and fall 
deadline is March 15. 

Lower-Level Core Courses (21 units) 

ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I (or ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting I! (or ACCT 212) (3) 
COSC 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business (or 

COSC112)(3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomics (or ECON203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomics (or ECON204) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Courses (33 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)' 

'Note: GenEd I.D. Advanced Writing Course is taken prior to or 

concurrent with BUSX 301. 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business ( 3 ) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or .MKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 33" Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 36 1 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 3'"5 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

MNGT 48 1 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 



Business Administration Program 



Concentrarions/Tracks (21 units) 

• Economics Track 

• Finance Concentration 

• Human Resource Management Track 

• International Business Concentration 

• Legal Studies Track 

• Management Concentration 

• Marketing Concentration 

Note: Students electing the Financial Planning Track within the 
Business Administration major must also complete a concentration 
or another track to meet major requirements. 

B.A. DEGREE OPTION 

A student must complete all the courses required for the major and 
a modern foreign language's intermediate courses (or equivalent). 

LEGAL STUDIES TRACK 

Coordinator: Benjamin Neil 
Stephens Hall 102, 410-~04-2227 

To complete the major in Business Administration with the Legal 
Studies Track, students must he admitted to the Business 
Administration major (see adntission requirements in the Business 
Administration major section of this catalog) before taking 21 
units in Legal Studies and 35 units in upper-level business core 
courses. All requirements for the major must be completed with 
a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. In order to assure that stu- 
dents have retained critical information from prior courses, stu- 
dents take a comprehensive examination on business content as 
part of the capstone course, MNGT 481. The results of this exam- 
ination ser\'e as 10% of the MNGT 481 grade. See the Suggested 
Course Sequence for Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 
in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 
earned units, which must include successful completion of the 
General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed below and electives. See 
the complete Degree Requirements in the Universitv' Curriculum 
section in this catalog. 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business admin- 
istration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an aca- 
demic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. 
This foundation includes both lower-level core courses and most of 
the General Education requirements. Students who enroll in CBE 
"majors only" courses without having fulfilled the prerequisites 
risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers each term to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in 
proper sequence to meet the student's target completion date for 
the degree. Prerequisites are monitored during registration. 

Legal Studies Track Required Courses (21 units) 

LEGL 226 Business Law (3) 

LEGL 326 Elder Law (3) 

LEGL 328 Cyber Law: The Law of the Internet (3) 

Four of the following: 

LEGL 325 Sports Law (3) 

LEGL 470-479 Special Topics in Legal Studies (3) 

(Topics include: Administrative Law, White Collar 
Crimes, Employment Law, Women and the Law) 

MCOM350 Media Law (3) 

HCMN 441 Legal and Ethical Issues In Health Administration (3) 

POSC209 LitroduaiontoLaw(3) 

POSC 418 Constitutional Law (3) 



FINANCL\L PLANNING CERTEFICATION PREPARATION 

Business Administration majors may pursue the following oppor- 
tunity at CBE. This 18-unit sequence offers the additional academ- 
ic course work needed to qualif\' to take the CFP^ Certification 
Examination and provides entry-level access to the field of financial 
planning. Students electing the Financial Planning Certification 
Preparation within the Business .Administration major must also 
complete a concentration or track to meet major requirements. 

.ACCT 361 Tax Accounting I (3) 

FIN 333 Investments and Securities Analysis I (3) 

FPLN 341 Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3) 

FPLN 343 Insurance and Risk Management (3) 

FPLN 441 Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (3) 

FPLN 443 Estate Planning (3) 

COMBINED MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 
AND COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

The combined major in Business .Administration and Computer 
Information Systems requires at least 89 units to be earned with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. In order to assure that students 
have retained critical information from prior courses, students take 
a comprehensive examination on business content as part of the 
capstone course, MNGT 481. The results of this examination serve 
as 10% of the MNGT 481 grade. 

Degree candidates intending to major in Business Administration 
are designated as "pre-Business" (PBUA) until admitted into the 
BUAD major. (See admission requirements in the Business 
Administration major section of this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Courses (21 units) 

ACCT 20 1/2 11 Accounnng Principles I (3) 

ACCT 202/212 Accounting Principles n |3) 

cose 111/112 Information and Technolog)- for Business (3) 

ECON 201/203 Microeconomic Principles (3) 

ECON 202/204 Macroeconomic Principles (3) 

LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

-MATH 231/233 Basic Statistics (3) 

or 
ECON 205 Statistics tor Business and Economics 1 (3) 

Required Mathematics Courses (6-7 units) 
MATH 2 11 Calculus for Applications (3) 

or 
MATH 273 Calculus I (4) 

\LA.TH263 Discrete Math (3) 

NOTE: See Requirements for Admission to the Business Administration 
Major. 

Upper-Level Business Core Courses (30 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)* 

Note: GenEd I.D. Advanced Writing Course is taken prior to or concurrent 

with BUSX 301. 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theor\' and Practice (3) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 

or 
COSC 418 Ethical and Societal Concerns of Computer 

Scientists (3) (GenEd II.A.) 
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

CIS Project Course (3 units) 

CIS 435 Human-Computer Interaction (3) 

or 
CIS 440 Systems Development for E-Commerce (3) 

or 
CIS 475 Analysis/Design for Web Sites (3) 



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The College of Business and Economics 



Required Course (3 units) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

or 
CIS 479 Software Project Management (3) 

Computer Information Systems Requirements (26 units) 

CIS 2 1 1 Fundamentals of Information Systems and 

Technology (3) 
cose 236 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) 

COSC 237 Introduction to Computer Science II (4) 

CIS 239 Computer Systems Architecture (3) 

CIS 334 Data Organization (3) 

or 
CIS 335 Advanced Business Programming (3) 

COSC 350 Data Communications and Networkmg (3) 

CIS 379 Systems Analysis and Design (3) 

CIS 458 Organizational Database Management (3) 

MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (21 units) 

Director: Patricia L. Atkinson 
Stephens Hall 102, 410-704-3496 

This minor is available to students who have a major other than 
Accounting, e-Business or Business Administration. All require- 
ments for the Business Administration minor must be completed 
with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. Students electing a 
Business Administration minor are not formally admitted to nor 
graduates of the College of Business and Economics. Students must 
complete at least 12 units of CBE courses at Towson University in 
order to earn this minor. 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles 1 (or ACCT 211) (3) 
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
FIN 331"' Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

"Prerequisites: ACCT 201/211, ACCT 202/212, ECON 201/203, ECON 
202/204, ECON 205 or MATH 231/233. 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR BUSINESS 
ADMINISTRATION MAJORS 

Before advancing into upper-level (300-400) CBE courses, students 
must be eligible for admission to the Business Administration 
major. See the Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major section m this catalog, your adviser, CBE 
Academic Services or the CBE Website: www.towson.edu/cbe for 
information. 

After completing the freshman and sophomore sequences, 
students will still need to fulfill GenEd II. A. and II. C. 3. in the jun- 
ior or senior year. Students should consult with their faculty advis- 
er to make the most appropriate elective choices. 

Students must complete at least one concentration/track from 
among Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, 
International Business, Management, Marketing, and Legal Studies. 

NOTE: Based on course availability and student needs and prefer- 
ences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those pre- 
sented below. 

FRESHMAN YEAR 
First Term (15 units) 

GenEd I.A. (3) 

GenEd I.C. (3) MATH 1 1 1 Algebra for Applications 

(prerequisite for ECON205/MATH23 1 ) (3) 

or 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics 1 (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

GenEd II.B.l.* (3) 
GenEd II.C.2. ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles 

(or ECON 204) (3) 
GenEd II.B.3. (3) 



Second Term (15 units) 

GenEd I.B. COSC 1 1 1 Information and Technology for 

Business (or COSC 112) (3) 



GenEd II.D. 
Statistics 



GenEd II.A. 
GenEd II.C.2. 



ECON 205 Statistics for Business and 

Economics 1 (3) (unless taken) 

or 

MATH 231/233 Basic Statistics (3) (unless taken) 

or 

Lab (4) 

ECON 201* Microeconomic Principles 

(or ECON 203) (3) 



GenEd II.C.l." (3) 

SOPHOMORE YEAR 

First Term (15-16 units) 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 21 1 ) (3) 

LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

GenEd I.E. (3) 

GenEd ILA. (3-4) 

GenEd II.C.2.'' (3) 
* Note: The discipline for GenEd II.B.l. must be different from GenEd.C.l. 
Only one ECON course may be used to fulfill ci GenEd U.C.2. requirement. 

Submit application for admission to the BUAD major. (October IS 
or March 15 deadline) 

Second Term (15-16 units) 

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 

GenEd I. D. ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry 

(recommended) (3) 
GenEd II.A. (3-4) 



Elective (3) 
GenEd II.C.3 
ECON 306 



(3) 



JUNIOR YEAR 

First Term (15 units) 

BUSX 301 
FIN 331 
MKTG 341 
MNGT 337 
MNGT 361 



Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 



Business Cornerstone (3) 

Principles of Financial Management (3) 

Principles of Marketing (3) (or MKTG 342) 

Information Technology (3) 

Principles of Management (3) 



Second Term (15 units) 

EBUS 31 1 Principles of e-Business (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operation Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

Concentration/Track course 1 (3) 

Concentration/Track course 2 (3) 

SENIOR YEAR 
First Term (15 units) 

GenEd II. A. 2. (if needed) or Elective (3) 
Concentration/Track course 3 (3) 
Concentration/Track course 4 (3) 
Concentration/Track course 5(3) 
Elective (3) 

Second Term (14 units) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

MNGT 48 1 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

Concentration/Track course 6 (3) 
Concentration/Track course 7 (3) 
Elective (2) 



Department of Economics ^ 



Department of 
Economics 



Professors: James Dorn, John Egger, George Georgiou (Chair), 

Louise Laurence, Kangoh Lee, Harvey Paul, Tamara Woroby 
Associate Professors: Melissa Groves, Jeong-Joon Lee, Jeffrey 

Michael, Thomas Rhoads, Timothy Sullivan 
Professors Emeriti: J. Van Fenstermaker, Chang Kong, Bong Shin, 

Jeremiah German, Henry Sanborn, Irvin Weintraub 
Assistant Professors: Matthew Chambers, Finn Christensen, Eva 

de Francisco, Nanyun Zhang 
Admimstratwe Assistant: C.F. Eifert 

OFFICE 

Stephens Hall 103, 410-704-2959 
Fax: 410-704-3424 
www.towson.edu/econ 

WHY STUDY ECONOMICS? 

• To prepare for jobs in: 

Government, such as research assistant, program analyst, 
and budget analyst. Government economists analyze economic 
conditions and estimate the economic impact of public policy. 

Business and Consulting, such as financial analyst, long- 
range planner, and stockbroker. Business economists provide 
information on market conditions, forecasting, government reg- 
ulations, facilities planning, product planning and pricing. 

• To prepare for graduate school in such programs as Law, 
Economics, Public Policy, or Business Journalism 

• To earn a combined major in Geography and Environmental 
Planning, Mathematics or Political Science 

• To blend business and economics by taking either an 
Economics major with a Business Administration minor or a 
Business Administration major with a track in Economics 

• To have the ability to analyze the American economic system 
and international and domestic economic forces that determine 
production, prices, profits and incomes 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The department is committed to an excellent economics education 
built on a comprehensive liberal arts foundation to enable gradu- 
ates to excel as leaders in a dynamic business environment and/or 
a career in public service by means of individualized student advis- 
ing, professional work experience, teaching excellence, and com- 
mitment to the highest academic and ethical standards. 

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES 

• MARYLAND COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION 

(MCEE) 

— responsible for increasing the quality and quantity of 
economics taught in Maryland schools, colleges and the 
general community 

— University Advancement Division affiliate 

— Council President: Michael Molloy, principal, Deutsche Banc 
Alex. Brown, Inc. 

— Council Executive Director: Carol Jarvis, Ph.D. 

• CENTER FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION 

• One of nine Maryland college- or university-based centers 
responsible for 

— consulting with educational and community 
organizations 

— developing economic education materials 

— improving economics instructional programs 

— conducting research in economic education 



• Director: Melissa Groves, Ph.D. 

• Student Recognition Awards 

— Federal Reserve Bank Excellence Award 

— The Wall Street journal Award 

— J.J. German Scholarship 

— Catherine Britt Memorial Scholarship 

— Economics Club 

— Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honor Society 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

Major in Economics 

Major in Business Administration: Economics Track 

Combined Major in Economics and Geography and 

Environmental Planning 
Combined Major in Economics and Mathematics 
Combined Major in Economics and Political Science 
Minor in Economics 

MAJOR IN ECONOMICS 

The major in Economics requires ii units in Economics, complet- 
ed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. (See the Suggested 
Course Sequence for Economics Majors.) 

Transfer students must take a minimum of 15 units in econom- 
ics at Towson University to qualify for an Economics major. 

Core Courses (21 units) 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or Honors ECON 203) (3) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or Honors ECON 204) (3) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3) 

ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3) 

One 400-level economics course (excluding ECON 495 and ECON 497) 

Elective Courses (12 units) 

Four upper-level economics electives 

Only one Internship in Economics (ECON 497) will count toward the 
major. 

The department allows any one of the following courses outside the 
department to count toward the major in satisfying electives: 
FIN 332 Advanced Financial Management (3) 

MATH 377 Mathematical Models (3) 
POSC 459 Simulation and Games in Political Science (3) 

Recommended Courses for Graduate School 

The following courses are recommended for students considering 
graduate school in Economics: ECON 401, ECON 451, 
MATH 273, MATH 274, MATH 275 and MATH 463. 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — 
ECONOMICS TRACK 

Students in this track complete the major in Business 
Administration and 21 units in economics, listed below. The 
Business Administration requirements include 21 units in lower- 
level core courses and 33 units in upper-level business core courses. 
All major requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. In order to assure that students have retained 
critical information from prior courses, students take a compre- 
hensive examination on business content as part of the capstone 
course, MNGT 481. The results of this examination serve as 10% 
of the MNGT 481 grade. See the Suggested Course Sequence for 
Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 
in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 
earned units, which must include successful completion of the 
General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed below, and electives. See 
the complete Degree Requirements in the University Curriculum 
section in this catalog. 



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During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business admin- 
istration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an aca- 
demic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. 
This foundation includes both lower-level BUAD core courses and 
most of the General Education requirements. Students who enroll 
in upper-level CBE "majors only" courses without having fulfilled 
the prerequisites risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level Business core and 
concentration/track courses. To be eligible, students must complete 
each of the seven specific lower-level core courses with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher and a mmimum GPA of 2.70 for ALL 
seven lower-level core courses. (See admission requirements in the 
Business Administration major section of this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Courses (21 units) 
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles D (or ACCT 212) (3) 
cose 111 Information and Technology for Business 

(or cose 112) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 
LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Courses (33 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)' 

'NOTE: GenEd I.D. Advanced Writing course is taken prior to or con- 
current with BUSX 301. 
BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 
EBUS 3 1 1 Principles of e-Business (3) 
ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 
MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MNGT 365 Principles of Operanons Management (3) 
MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 
MNGT 481 Busmess Strategy and Policy (3) 

Economics Track Required Courses (21 units) 
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3) 
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3) 
ECON 313 Money and Banking (3) 
ECON XXX Upper-level Electives (9) 

Recommended as one elective: ECON 409 
MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 
NOTE: ECON 306 and ECON 497 cannot count as electives. 

COMBINED MAJORS 

The Department of Economics offers three combined major pro- 
grams: (1) Economics and Mathematics, (2) Economics and 
Geography and Environmental Planning, and (3) Economics and 
Political Science. A student majoring in economics may declare a 
second major and obtain a degree certifying that both majors have 
been completed. 



COMBINED MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND 
MATHEMATICS 

The Economics major with a second major in Mathematics 
requires 70-72 units completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher in all major courses. 

Core Courses (55 units) 

COSC 236 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theor>' (3) 

ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3) 

ECON 451 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3) 

MATH 265 Elementary Linear Algebra (4) 

MATH 267 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (4) 

MATH 273 Calculus I (4) 

MATH 274 Calculus II (4) 

MATH 275 Calculus III (4) 

MATH 331 Probabilit)- (4) 

MATH 332 Mathematical Statistics (4) 

MATH 377 Mathematical Models (3) 

MATH 490 Senior Seminar in Mathematics (2) 

Upper-Level Economics Electives (6 imits) 

Tivo additional courses to be chosen in economics. 

Upper-Level Mathematics Electives (9-11 units) 

Two courses from the following: 
MATH 374 Differential Equations (3) 
^L■^TH 435 Numerical Analvsis I (3) 
MATH 436 Numerical Analysis II (3) 
MATH 437 Operations Research (4) 

And one course from the following: 

MATH 367 

MATH 451 

MATH 467 

MATH 473 

MATH 475 

MATH 477 



Theory of Numbers (3) 
Graph Theory (3) 
Algebraic Strucrures (4) 
Introduction to Real Analysis (4) 
Complex Analysis (3) 
Topology (3) 



COMBINED MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND 
GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING 

Completion of individual majors in Geography and Environmental 
Planning and Economics requires the successful completion of 72 
units (39 geography and environmental planning and 33 in eco- 
nomics). However, by electing the combined major in Geography 
and Environmental Planning and Economics, students will be able 
to complete both majors with a total of 60 units. 

In Economics, students must complete all requirements for the 
major. However, for the first statistics requirement, they may 
choose either: 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) 

In addition, they may substitute two of the following upper-level 
courses in geography and environmental planning toward fulfill- 
ment of the required four courses of upper-level economics elec- 
tives: 

GEOG 355 Historical Geography of Urbanization (3) 

GEOG 381 Political Geography (3) 

GEOG 385 Population Geography (3) 

GEOG 391 Urban Systems (3) 

GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure Planning (3) 

GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning 

GEOG 427 The Global Economy (3) 



Department of Economics 



GEOG470-479 Seminar: Selected Topics in Geography* (3) 
GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analysis (3) 
GEOG 484 Land Use Plannmg (3) 

* Requires approval from Department of Economics depending on course 
topic. 

In Geography and Environmental Planning, students must com- 
plete ail requirements for the major noting the option of either 
ECON 205 or GEOG 375 for their first statistics requirement. In 
addition, they may substitute two of the following upper-level 
courses in economics toward fulfillment of the required upper-level 
elective courses in geography and environmental planning: 

ECON 323 Comparative Economic Systems (3) 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

ECON 333 Poverty and Discrimination (3) 

ECON 351 Urban Economics (3) 

ECON 421 International Economics (3) 

ECON 423 International Monetary Theory and Policy (3) 

ECON 470-479 Topics in Economics' (3) 

"Requires approval from the Department of Geography and Environmental 

Planning depending on course topic. 

COMBINED MAJOR EN ECONOMICS AND 
POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Completion of individual majors in Political Science and 
Economics requires the successful completion of 69 units {36 in 
political science and ii in economics). However, by electing the 
combined major in Political Science and Economics, students will 
be able to complete both majors with a total of 57 units. 

In Economics, students must complete all core courses for the 
major. However, they may substitute two of the following upper- 
level courses in political science toward fulfillment of the required 
four courses of upper-level economics electives: 

POSC 305 Urban Government and Politics (3) 

POSC 375 Public Administration (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

POSC 459 Simulation and Games in Political Science (3) 

POSC 467 Politics and the Budgeting Process (3) 

POSC470-479 Special Topics* (3) 

POSC 482 Seminar in Political Science (3) 

' Requires approval from the Department of Economics depending on 

course topic. 

In Political Science, students must complete all requirements for 
the major However, they may substitute two of the following 
upper-level courses in economics toward fulfillment of the required 
eight upper-level courses in political science: 

ECON 323 Comparative Economic Systems (3) 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

ECON 331 Government and Economic Life (3) 

ECON 337 Public Finance (3) 

ECON 339 Health Economics (3) 

ECON 351 Urban Economics (3) 

ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) 

ECON 421 International Economics (3) 

ECON 423 International Monetary Theory and Policy (3) 

ECON 470-479 Topics m Economics* (3) 

* Requires approval from the Department of Political Science depending on 
course topic. 

MINOR IN ECONOMICS (18 units) 

The Economics minor may be taken with any other major. All 
Economics courses must be completed with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher 

Core Courses (6 units) 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3) 



Elertive Courses (12 units) 

ECON XXX Upper-level Electives (12) 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS IN ECONOMICS 

Students majoring in Economics are eligible to apply to the 
Departmental Honors Program if they have a 3.25 cumulative 
GPA, a 3.50 GPA in economics classes, and the consent of a facul- 
ty thesis adviser. Students interested in Departmental Honors 
should obtain the application form from the department chair or 
honors coordinator before the end of their junior year Honors in 
Economics requires 36 units in economics (18 core units, 9 units of 
ECON electives, and 9 units required for Honors). The 9-unit 
requirement for Departmental Honors includes: a) one of the fol- 
lowing: ECON 321 History of Economic Thought, ECON 401 
Econometrics, or ECON 451 Mathematical Economics; b) 3 units 
of ECON 495 Independent Study; and c) ECON 499 Honors 
Thesis. ECON 495 and ECON 499 must be taken sequentially. 
The thesis must be presented orally to the Thesis Committee at a 
pubhc colloquium. Honors are designated on the graduate's tran- 
script and diploma. 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR ECONOMICS 
MAJORS 

Students should consult with their advisers to make the most 
appropriate elective choices. Based on course availability and stu- 
dent needs and preferences, the selected sequences may vary from 
those presented below. 

FRESHMAN YEAR 
First Term (15 units) 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (Honors ECON 203) (3) 

GenEd (12) 
Second Term 

ECON 202 

GenEd (12) 



15 units) 

Macroeconomic Principles (Honors ECON 204) (3) 



SOPHOMORE YEAR 
First Term (15 units) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3) 
GenEd (9) 
Second Term (15 units) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3) 
Electives (9) 

JUNIOR YEAR 
First Term (15 units) 

ECON Hi Comparanve Economic Systems (3) 

or 
ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

or 
ECON 333 Poverty and Discrimination (3) 
ECON Elective (3) 

Electives (9) 
Second Term (15 units) 
ECON Elective (3) 

Electives (12) 

SENIOR YEAR 
First Term (15 units) 

ECON 4xx Elective (3) 
GenEd II.A. (3) 
Electives (9) 
Second Term (15 units) 
ECON Elective (3) 

Electives (12) 



The College of Business and Economics 



Department of Finance 

Professors: Joanne Li (Chair), Albert Avery, Bharat Jain, Daniel 

Singer 
Associate Professors: Babu Baradwaj,Gary Powell, 

Moon-Whoan Rhee 
Assistant Professor: Lynne Kelly 
Lecturer: Francis Rugemer 
Administrative Assistant: Erica Brazier 

OFFICE 

Stephens Hall 314, 410-704-2465 
Fax: 410-704-3454 
www.towson.edu/cbe 

WHY STUDY FINANCE? 

• To prepare for positions in managerial finance, banking, insur- 
ance, and securities industries 

• To become proficient in applying financial tools to investment 
and financing decisions 

• To develop analytical skills that can be used throughout a busi- 
ness career 

• To build a solid foundation for making personal financial deci- 
sions 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of the Department of Finance is to produce finance 
graduates who possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary 
to function effectively in the financial community. The depart- 
ment's aim is to develop students who are competent, ethical, and 
capable of meeting the challenges of an increasingly complex, glob- 
al environment. 

GOALS 

The goals of the department are: ( 1 ) to achieve excellence in teach- 
ing while offering students a curriculum based on leading-edge 
financial skills and techniques, (2) to increase the body of knowl- 
edge in the finance professions through applied scholarship activi- 
ties, and (3) to provide applied research, consulting and advisory 
services to the business and professional community'. 

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES 

• FMA (Student Chapter of Financial Management Association) 

• FMA F^onor Society 

• Wall Street Investment Club 

• Internships in Finance 

• Student Recognition Award 

— Kathryn H. Gerling Scholarship 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — 
FINANCE CONCENTRATION 

Students in the Finance Concentration complete the major in 
Business Administration and 21 units in finance. The Business 
Administration requirements include 21 units in lower-level core 
courses and ii units in upper-level business core courses, as listed 
below. All major requirements must be completed with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher In order to assure that students have 
retained critical information from prior courses, students take a 
comprehensive examination on business content as part of the cap- 
stone course, MNGT 48 1 . The results of this examination serve as 
10% of the MNGT 481 grade. See the Suggested Course Sequence 
for Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 
in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 
earned units, which must include successful completion of the 
General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed below and electives. See 
the complete Degree Requirements in the University Curriculum 
section in this catalog. 



During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business admin- 
istration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an aca- 
demic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. 
This foundation includes both lower-level core courses and most of 
the General Education requirements. Students who enroll in CBE 
"majors only" courses without having fulfilled the prerequisites 
risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite coiurses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level business core and 
concentration/track courses. To be eligible, students must com- 
plete each of the seven specific lower-level core courses with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher and a minimum GPA of 2.70 for 
ALL seven lower-level core courses. (See admission requirements in 
the Business Administration major section of this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Courses (21 units) 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
cose 111 Information and Technology for Business 

(or cose 112) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 
LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Courses (33 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)' 

'NOTE: GenEd I.D. Advanced Writing course is taken prior to or con- 
current with BUSX 301. 
BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 
MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 
MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

Finance Concentration (21 units) 

FIN 332 Advanced Financial Management (3) 

FIN 333 Investments and Securin,' Analysis 1(3) 

FIN 423 Investments and Securit)' Analysis II (3) 

FIN 430 Capital Markets and Management of Financial 

Institutions (3) 
FIN 435 International Finance (3) 

FIN 439 Financial Policy (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 



Department of Management 



Department of Management 

Professors: Tom Basuray (Chiiir), Jeffrey Mello, Barin Nag, 
Douglas Ross, Filiz Tabak, Precha Thavikulwat 

Associiite Professors: William Darrow, Deborah Kidder, James 
Otto, Sharma Pillutla, William Smith 

Assistant Professors: Donald Kopka, Nhung Nguyen, Douglas 
Sanford, Dong Qing Yao 

Senior Lecturer: Don McCuUoh 

Administrative Assistant: Carol Lindsay 

OFFICES 

Stephens Hall 116, 410-704-2934 

Fax:410-704-3236 

E-mail: clindsay@towson.edu 

wwT\'.towson.edu/cbe/Department/Management/ 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of the Department of Management is to provide grad- 
uates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful man- 
agers in a variety of organizational settings. We seek to develop 
graduates with global perspectives, ethical grounding, technologi- 
cal competency and a desire for lifelong learning. 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Management offers the following programs: 
The major in Business .Administration with 

• Management Concentration 

• Human Resource Management Track 

• International Business Concentration 

WHY STUDY MANAGEMENT? 

The rapid and continuous changes taking place in our global econ- 
omy require skilled managers and leaders to ensure not only effec- 
tive performance but also survival. Organizations of all sizes m all 
sectors of our economy face unprecedented challenges that require 
informed, strategic decision-making and principled leadership. 

The programs of study in management are designed to allow stu- 
dents to develop the critical marketable skills that employers seek. 
Courses and programs of study within the department emphasize 
the development of global awareness, ethical decision-making, 
technological competency and ongoing personal and professional 
development. Ongoing curricula development ensures that course 
offerings and content reflect the current practices used and chal- 
lenges faced by organizations. Because management is a broad 
field of study, the concentrations in Human Resource 
Management, International Business and General Management 
offer students a flexible course of study that can be individualized 
to meet their specific career objectives. 

Regardless of concentration area, all students who major in 
Management will find several recurring themes in their course 
work: 

• the impact of technology on management practices 

• an awareness and understanding of the global environment in 
which organizations operate and managers make decisions 

• legal and ethical dilemmas faced by managers in carrying out 
their responsibilities 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — 
MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION 

Students in the Management Concentration complete the major in 
Business Administration and 21 units in Management. 

The Business Administration requirements include 21 units in 
lower-level core courses, and 33 units in upper-level business core 
courses, as listed below. All major requirements must be complet- 
ed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. In order to assure that 
students have retained critical information from prior courses, stu- 



dents take a comprehensive examination on business content as 
part of the capstone course, MNGT 481. The results of this exam- 
ination serve as 10% of the MNGT 481 grade. See the Suggested 
Course Sequence for Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 
in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 
earned units, which must include successful completion of the 
General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed below, and electives. See 
the complete Degree Requirements in the University Curriculum 
section in this catalog. 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business admin- 
istration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an aca- 
demic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. 
This foundation includes both lower-level BUAD core courses and 
most of the General Education requirements. Students who enroll 
in "majors only" CBE courses without having fulfilled the prereq- 
uisites risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers each term to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in 
proper sequence to meet the student's target completion date for 
the degree. Prerequisites are monitored during registration. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level core and concentra- 
tion/track courses. To be eligible, students must complete each of 
the seven specific lower-level core courses with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher and a minimum GPA of 2.70 for ALL seven 
lower-level core courses. (See admission requirements in the 
Business Administration major section of this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Courses (21 units) 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles 1 (or ACCT 211) (3) 
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

cose 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business (3) 

(or cose 112) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Courses (33 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)' 

*Note: GetiEd I.D. Advanced Writing Course is taken prior to or concur- 
rent with BUSX 301. 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 
MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 
MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

Management Concentration (21 units) 

MNGT 381 Human Resource Management (3) 

MNGT 421 Management of Organizational Behavior (3) 

MNGT 443 Project Management (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 

Three MNGT electives selected from: 

MNGT 419 Supply-Chain Management (3) 

MNGT 423 Service Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 425 Organizational Theory and Development (3) 

MNGT 433 Compensation and Benefits (3) 

MNGT 438 Multinational Management and Culture (3) 



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MNGT451 Industrial Relations (3) 

MNGT 453 Conflict Resolution in Business (3) 

MNGT 455 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3) 

MNGT 461 Total Quality Management (3) 

MNGT 463 Organizational Leadership (3) 

MNGT 470-479 Special Topics in Management (3) 

MNGT 491 Directed Readings (3) 

MNGT 495 Independent Research (3) 

MNGT 497 Management Internship (3) 

MNGT 498 Practicum m Management (3) 

NOTE: Only 3 units of the MNGT 497 or 498 courses can be applied to 

the Management Concentration requirement. 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMDsflSTRATION — 
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRACK 

The Human Resource Management Track is designed to pre- 
pare students to apply their knowledge and skills for manageri- 
al positions in a human resource department. Students in the 
Human Resource Management Track complete the major in 
Business Administration and 21 units in Human Resource 
Management. The Business Administration requirements 
include 21 units in lower-level core courses, and 33 units in 
upper-level business core courses, as listed below. All major 
requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 
or higher. In order to assure that students have retained critical 
information from prior courses, students take a comprehensive 
examination on business content as part of the capstone course, 
MNGT 481. The results of this examination serve as 10% of 
the MNGT 481 grade. See the Suggested Course Sequence for 
Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
degree in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum 
of 120 earned units, which must include successful completion 
of the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed below, and electives. 
See the complete Degree Requirements in the University 
Curriculum section in this catalog. 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business 
administration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building 
an academic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level 
courses. This foundation includes both lower-level core courses 
and most of the General Education requirements. Students who 
enroll in "majors only" CBE courses without having fulfilled 
the prerequisites risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers each term to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken 
in proper sequence to meet the student's target completion date 
for the degree. Prerequisites are monitored during registration. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level business core and 
concentration/track courses. To be eligible, students must 
complete each of the seven specific lower-level core courses with 
a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher and a minimum GPA of 
2.70 for ALL seven lower-level core courses. (See admission 
requirements in the Business Administration major section of 
this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Courses {21 units) 

ACCT201 Principles of Accounting I (or ACCT211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Principles of Accounnng II (or ACCT 212) (3) 

cose 111 Information and Technology for Business (3) 

ECON 201 Microeconomics (or ECON 203) (3) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomics (or ECON 204) (3) 

LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 



ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (3) (or MATH 233) 

Upper-Level Business Core Courses (33 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)* 

Note: GenEd I.D. Advanced Writing course is taken prior to or concurrent 

with BUSX 301. 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

Human Resource Management Track Required Courses 

(21 units) 

MNGT 381 Human Resources Management (3) 

MNGT 421 Management of Organizational Behavior (3) 

MNGT 433 Compensation and Benefits (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 

MNGT 483 Strategic HR Management (3) 

Two electives selected from: 

MNGT 425 Organizational Theory and Development (3) 

MNGT 438 Multinational Management and Culture (3) 

MNGT 443 Project Management (3) 

MNGT 451 Industrial Relations (3) 

MNGT 453 Conflict Resolution in Business (3) 

MNGT 463 Organizational Leadership (3) 

MNGT 470-479 Special Topics m Management (3) 

MNGT 491 Directed Readings (3) 

MNGT 495 Independent Research (3) 

MNGT 497 Management Internship (3) 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION- 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONCENTRATION 

The International Business Concentration is an interdisciphnary 
program comprising courses drawn from disciplines within the 
CBE. Students complete the major in Business Administration 
and 21 units in the International Business Concentration 
requirements. 

The Business Administration requirements include 21 units in 
lower-level core courses and 33 units in upper-level business 
core courses, as listed below. All major requirements must be 
completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. In order to 
assure that students have retained critical information from 
prior courses, students take a comprehensive examination on 
business content as part of the capstone course, MNGT 481. 
The results of this examination serve as 10% of the MNGT 481 
grade. See the Suggested Course Sequence for Business 
Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
degree in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum 
of 120 earned units, which must include successful completion 
of the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed below, and electives. 
See the complete Degree Requirements in the University 
Curriculum section in this catalog. 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business 
administration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building 
an academic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level 
courses. This foundation includes both lower-level core courses 
and most of the General Education requirements. Students who 
enroll in "majors only" CBE courses without having fulfilled 
the prerequisites risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students arc responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 



Department of Management 



advisers each term to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken 
in proper sequence to meet the student's target completion date 
for the degree. Prerequisites are monitored during registration. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level core and concen- 
tration/track courses. To be eligible, students must complete 
each of the seven specific lower-level core courses with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher and a minimum GPA of 2.70 for 
ALL seven lower-level core courses. (See admission require- 
ments in the Business Administration major section of this cat- 
alog.) 

Lower-Level Core Courses (21 units) 

ACCT201 Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or .\CCT 212) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

cose 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business 

(or cose 112) (3) 
ECOK 20 1 Microeconomic Prmciples(orECON203)(3> 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or .\L-\TH 233) (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Courses (33 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone |3)' 

'\ote: GenEd I.D. Advanced Writing course is taken prior to or concur- 
rent with BUSX 301. 
BUSX 460 
EBUS311 
ECON 306 
FIN 331 
MKTG 341 
\LNGT 337 
MNGT361 
MNGT 365 
MNGT 375 
MNGT 481 



Professional Experience (3) 

Principles of e-Business 1 3) 

Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

Principles of Financial Management (3) 

Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 

Information Technology (3) 

Principles of Management (3) 

Principles of Operations Management (3) 

International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

Business Strategy and Policy (3) 



International Business Concentration (21 units) 

FIN 435 International Finance (3) 

MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 

MNGT 438 Multinational Management and Culture (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 

or 
PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3) 

Three courses (total of 9 units) to develop an understanding of the socio- 
cultural, philosophical and political environments of foreign countries or 
regions, selected from the following: [Approval by the appropriate depart- 
ment may be needed depending upon the student's qualifications.] 

Foreign Language (a maximum of 9 intermediate-level or above units) 

or 

Cross-cultural course work (a ma.ximum of 9 units) 

ANTH 368 Development and Industrialization: Cross-Cultural 

Perspective (3) 
ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

or 
ECON 421 International Economics (3) 
GEOG 357 Cultural Geography (3) 
GEOG 427 Global Economy (3) 

or 
GEOG X.X.X Upper-level regional geography to complement similar 

history; e.g., GEOG 431 Geography of Africa 
HIST 479 History of Diplomacy (3) 

or 
HIST ,xxx Upper-level modern regional/country history; 

e.g., HIST 328 History of East Africa 1820 to the Present 
MKTG/MNGT 479 Special Topics (if include travel and study abroad) 
PHIL 357 Topics in Comparative Rehgion (3) 

or 
PHIL XX.X Upper-level country philosophy to complement similar 

history; e.g., PHIL 302 Philosophies of China and Japan 
POSC 307 Contemporary International Pohtics (3) 

POSC 339 Comparative Political Systems (3) 

or 
POSC XXX Upper-level country political science to complement 

HIST or GEOG; e.g., POSC 341 African Government 

and Politics 
POSC 341 African Government and Politics (3) 




The College of Business and Economics 



Department of Marketing and 
e-Business 

Chair: Rodney Stump 

Professors: Garland Keesling, Thomas Maronick, Louise Smith 

Associate Professors: Allan Miller, Richard Rosecky 

Assistant Professors: Lawrence Burgee, Erin Steffes, Gewei Ye 

Lecturers: Laleh Malek, Jennifer Plantier 

Administrative Assistant: Diane Hornbuckle 

OFFICE 

Stephens Hall 123, 410-704-3351 

Fax: 410-704-3772 

E-mail: dhornbuckle@towson.edu 

www.towson.edu/marketing/ 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The Department of Marketing and e-Business is committed to 
an excellent broad-based education in marketmg and e-busi- 
ness that enables students to excel in positions of responsibility 
and leadership in a dynamic business environment by means of: 

• Dedication to students and personalized service 

• Teaching excellence 

• Involvement with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and 
government 

• Commitment to the highest ethical standards 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Marketing and e-Business offers the fol- 
lowing programs: 

• The major in Business Administration with a Marketing 
Concentration 

• The major in Business Administration with a Marketing 
Concentration and Mass Communication Interdisciplinary 
Specialization 

• The major in Electronic Business 

• The major in e-Business with the Financial Planning Track 

• The combined major in e-Business and Computer Information 
Systems 

• The combined major in e-Business and Business Administration 
(Marketing) 

WHY STUDY MARKETING? 

To prepare for jobs that comprise 25 to 33 percent of all civil- 
ian jobs. Entry-level jobs for college graduates include assistant 
product manager, sales representative, assistant store manager, 
research trainee, retail management trainee, customer service 
representative, assistant media buyer, assistant merchandiser, 
promotion and public relations assistant, and marketing 
trainee. 

To understand the essential element that links all businesses 
with their customers. All people have needs. All companies 
want to satisfy those needs. Marketers are customer-driven 
business persons. 

To help generate company profits while holding a fast-paced, 
visible, dynamic, desirable and well-paid position. All business 
planning starts and ends with marketing. 

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES 

• American Marketing Association Student Chapter 

• Electronic Business Association Student Organization 

• e-Business Advisory Board 

• The James Dunbar Jr. Endowment Memorial Scholarship 

• Outstanding Marketing Graduate Award 

• Marketing internships with prestigious organizations 



MAJOR EN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — 
MARKETING CONCENTRATION 

Students in the Marketing Concentration complete the major in 
Business Administration and 21 units in Marketing. 

The Business Administration requirements include 21 units in 
lower-level core courses and i3 units in upper-level business 
core courses, as listed below. All major requirements must be 
completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. In order to 
assure that students have retained critical information from 
prior courses, students take a comprehensive examination on 
business content as part of the capstone course, MNGT 481. 
The results of this examination serve as 10% of the MNGT 481 
grade. See the Suggested Course Sequence for Business 
Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
degree in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum 
of 120 earned units, which must include successful completion 
of the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed above, and electives. 
See the complete Degree Requirements in the University 
Curriculum section in this catalog. 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business 
administration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building 
an academic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level 
courses. This foundation includes both lower-level core courses 
and most of the General Education requirements. Students who 
enroll in CBE "majors only" courses without having fulfilled 
the prerequisites risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level business core and 
Marketing concentration courses. To be eligible, students must 
complete each of the seven specific lower-level core courses with 
a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher and a minimum GPA of 
2.70 for ALL seven lower-level core courses. (See admission 
requirements in the Business Administration major section of 
this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Courses (21 units) 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

cose 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business 

(or cose 112) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Courses (33 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)" 

"Note: GenEd I.D. Advanced Writing course is taken prior to or concur- 
rent with BVSX 301. 
BUSX 460 
EBUS311 
ECON 306 
FIN 331 
MKTG341 
MNGT 337 
MNGT 361 
MNGT 365 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 
MNGT 481 



Protessional Experience (3) 

Principles of e-Business (3) 

Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

Principles of Financial Management (3) 

Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3 

Information Technology (3) 

Principles of Management (3) 

Principles of Operations Management (3) 

International Business: Theory and Practice 

Business Strategy and Policy (3) 



Department of Marketing and e-Business 



Marketing Concentration (21 units) 

EBUS 411 e-Business Marketing (3) 

MKTG 425 Buyer Behavior Analysis (3) 

MKTG 441 Marketing Research and Forecasting 

MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 

MKTG 485 Strategic Marketing (3) 

Two MKTG electives selected from: 



(3) 



MKTG 345 
MKTG 347 
MKTG 349 
MKTG 351 
MKTG 355 
MKTG 357 
MKTG 361 
MKTG 371 
MKTG 442 
MKTG 470-479 
MKTG 497 



(3) 



(3) 



Advertising Management 

Services Marketing (3) 

Product Development and Planning 

Sales Management (3) 

Retail Management (3) 

Marketing Channels (3) 

Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3) 

Principles of Transportation (3) 

Marketing Seminar (3) 

Special Topics in Marketing (3) 

Marketing Internship (1-3) 
NOTE: Only 3 units of the MKTG 497 course can be applied to the 
Marketing Concentration requirement. 



MASS COMMUNICATION INTERDISCIPLINARY 
SPECIALIZATION 

The Mass Communication Interdisciplinary Specialization requires 
completion of the Business Administration (Marketing) major and 
15 units as listed helow. Students must earn a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher in each required course below. Students completing 
this specialization will receive a departmental certificate. Students 
need to apply for the certificate in the office of the Department of 
Mass Communication and Communication Studies with documen- 
tation of eligibility at least 90 days before graduation. 

Mass Communication Advertising Specialization 

MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3) 
MCOM 214 Principles of Advertising (3) 
MCOM 325 Advertising Copywriting (3) 
MCOM 440 Advertising Media Sales (3) 
MCOM 447 Advertising Campaigns (3) 

Mass Communication Public Relations Specialization 

MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3) 
MCOM 253 Principles of Public Relations (3) 
MCOM 357 Public Relations Writing (3) 
COMM 419 Organizational Communications (3) 

or 
MCOM 451 Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations (3) 
MCOM 453 Public Relations Campaigns (3) 

WHY STUDY ELECTRONIC BUSINESS? 

The e-Business Program is designed for individuals who aspire 
to work in technologically oriented companies and/or assist 
small businesses and developing companies to keep up with 
changes in the business world. Students will be able to develop, 
host and maintain online businesses in terms of applications of 
both Web-based and business strategies. 

MAJOR IN ELECTRONIC BUSINESS 

The program consists of 21 units in lower-level core courses, 27 
units of upper-level business core courses, and 24 units of e- 
Business courses. All major requirements must be completed 
with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

Requirements for Admission to the e-Business Major 

There is a two-tiered screening process required for admission 
to the e-Business major. To be eligible, students must complete 
each of the seven specific lower-level core courses with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher and a minimum average GPA of 
2.70 for ALL seven lower-level core courses. (See admission 



requirements in the Business Administration major section of 
this catalog.) They must also earn a 3.00 or better in the fol- 
lowing courses: COSC 111 Information and Technology for 
Business, MNGT 337 Information Technology, and EBUS 311 
Principles of e-Business. 

Degree candidates intending to major in Electronic Business 
(EBUS) are designated as "pre-e-Business" (PEBU) until admit- 
ted into the EBUS major. Students are encouraged to meet each 
term with their assigned faculty adviser to evaluate their 
progress in completing the requirements for admission to the 
major and the degree. 

Application Procedure 

Students who will meet the admission requirements at the end 
of the term must complete an Application for Admission to the 
EBUS/BUAD major and a change of major declaration form 
before registering for upper-level "majors-only" CBE courses 
(BUSX, ECON, FIN, LEGE, MKTG, and MNGT). The forms 
are available in the Marketing and e-Business department 
office, Stephens Hall 123. 

Please make an appointment to meet with the e-Business 
coordinator (Stephens Hall, room 123) to complete the process. 

Lower-Level Core Courses (21 units) 

ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I (or ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
COSC 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business 

(or COSC 112) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomics (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomics (or ECON 204) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH li 1 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Courses (27 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)* 

'Note: GenEd I.D. Advanced Writing course is taken prior to or concur- 
rent with BUSX 301. 
BUSX 460 Professional E.xperience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) (or MKTG 342) 
MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

e-Business Courses (24 units) 

EBUS 367 Internet Technology (3) (offered only in fall) 

EBUS 411 e-Business Marketing (3) (offered in fall and spring) 

EBUS 421 Financial Aspects of e-Business (3) (offered only in fall) 

EBUS 431 Advanced e-Business (3) (offered only in spring) 

EBUS 469 Current Developments in e-Business (3) 

Three courses selected from: 

ART 317 Graphic Design (3) 

CIS 475 Analysis and Design for Websites (3) 

COSC 311 Digital Technologies in Society (3) 

COSC 484 Web-based Programming (3) 

EBUS 328 Cyber Law: The Law of the Internet (3) 

MKTG 345 Advertising Management (3) 

MKTG 441 Marketing Research and Forecasting (3) 

MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 

MKTG 485 Strategic Marketing (3) 

MNGT 419 Supply Chain Management (3) 

MNGT 443 Project Management (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 



The College of Business and Economics 



COMBINED MAJOR IN ELECTRONIC BUSINESS 
AND COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

The combined major in Electronic Business and Computer 
Information Systems requires a minimum of 133 units to be earned 
with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. The program consists of 
21 units of lower-level core courses, 6 or 7 units of required math- 
ematics, 24 units of upper-level BUAD core courses, 12 units of 
e-Business courses, and 32 units of computer information systems 
requirements as well as the General Education requirements. 

Admission to the Combined Major in Electronic Business 
and Computer Information Systems 

Students are admitted to the combmed major in Electronic 
Business and Computer Information Systems on a competitive 
basis after first bemg admitted to the university. Admission to the 
university does not guarantee admission to this combined major. 
Each term, the Department of Marketing and e-Business considers 
applications for admission to the major in the following term. In 
order to be admitted to the major, students must satisfy specific 
screening requirements and complete an application form for 
admission. Degree candidates intending to pursue the combined 
major in Electronic Business and Computer Information Systems 
are designated as "pre-e-Business" (PEBU) until admitted into the 
major. Students are encouraged to meet each term with their 
assigned faculty adviser to evaluate their progress in completing 
the requirements for admission to the EBUS major and the degree. 

Admission Requirements 

Candidates for the combined major in e-Business and Computer 
Information Systems must satisfy the requirements for the 
e-Business major. 

Application Procedure 

If you will meet the admission requirements at the end of the term, 
complete an Application for Admission to the EBUS/BUAD major 
and a change of major declaration form before registering for 
upper-level "majors-only" CBE courses (BUSX, EBUS, ECON, 
FIN, LEGE, MKTG, and MNGT). The forms are available in the 
Marketing and e-Business department office, Stephens Hall 123. 

Please make an appointment to meet with the e-Business coor- 
dinator (Stephens Hall, room 123) to complete the process. 

Lower Level Core Courses (21 units) 

ACCT201 Principles of Accounting I (or ACCT211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
cose 1 11 Information and Technology for Business (or COSC 112) 

(3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomics (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomics (or ECON 204) (3) 
LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Required Mathematics Courses (6-7 units) 
MATH 211 Calculus for Applications (3) 

or 
MATH 273 Calculus I (4) 
MATH 263 Discrete Math (3) 

Computer Information Systems Requirements (32 units) 

CIS 21 1 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Technology (3) 

COSC 236 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) 

COSC 237 Introduction to Computer Science II (4) 
CIS 239 Computer Systems Architecture (3) 



CIS 334 Data Organization (3) 

COSC 350 Data Communications and Networking (3) 

CIS 379 Systems Analysis and Design (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) (as the CIS Projects-Based 

course) 
CIS 458 Organizational Database Management (3) 

CIS 479 Software Project Management (3) 

or 
MNGT 443 Project Management (3) 

Upper-Level BUAD Core Courses (24 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)* 

'Note: GenEd I.D. Advanced Writing course is taken prior to or 

concurrent with BUSX 301 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

e-Business Courses (12 units) 

EBUS 367 Internet Technology (3) 

EBUS 41 1 e-Business Marketing (3) 

EBUS 421 Financial Aspects of e-Business (3) 

EBUS 431 Advanced e-Business (3) 

COMBINED MAJOR IN ELECTRONIC BUSINESS AND 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MARKETING) 

The combined major in Electronic Business and Business 
Administration (Marketing) requires a minimum of 125 units to be 
earned with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher The program 
consists of 21 units of lower-level courses, 33 units of upper-level 
BUAD core courses, 15 units of marketing courses, 15 units of 
upper-level e-Business courses, and 6 units of elective courses from 
a specified list as well as the General Education requirements. In 
order to assure that students have retained critical information 
from prior courses, students take a comprehensive examination on 
business content as part of the capstone course, MNGT 481. The 
results of this examination serve as 10% of the MNGT 481 grade. 

Requirements for Admission to the Combined Major in 
Electronic Business and Business Administration 
(Marketing) 

Students are admitted to the combined major in Electronic Business 
and Business Administration (Marketing) on a competitive basis 
after first being admitted to the university. Admission to the uni- 
versity does not guarantee admission to the combined major. Each 
term, the College of Business and Economics (CBE) Admissions 
Committee considers applications for admission to the major in the 
following term. Degree candidates intending to pursue the com- 
bined major in Electronic Business and Business Administration 
(Marketing) are designated as "pre-e-Business" (PEBU) or until 
admitted into the majors. Students are encouraged to meet each 
term with their assigned faculty adviser to evaluate their progress 
in completing the requirements for admission to the major and the 
degree. 

Admission Requirements 

Candidates for the double major in e-Business and Business 
Administration (Marketing) must satish,' the admission require- 
ments for the e-Business major 



Department of Marketing and e-Business 



Application Procedure 

If you will meet the admission requirements at the end of the term, 
complete an Application for Admission to the BUAD major and a 
change of major declaration form before registering for upper-level 
"majors-only" CBE courses (BUSX, EBUS, ECON, FIN, LEGE, 
MKTG, and MNGT). The forms are available in the CBE Student 
Academic Services office, Stephens Hall 104. 

After successful completion of COSC 111/112 or CIS 115, 
MNGT 337, and EBUS 311, you will then apply for admission to 
the e-Business major. Please make an appointment to meet with 
the e-Business coordinator (Stephens Hall, room 123) to complete 
the process. 

Lower-Level 

ACCT201 
ACCT 202 
COSC 111 

ECON 201 
ECON 202 
LEGE 225 
MATH 231 

ECON 205 



Core Courses (21 units) 

.■Accounting Principles I (3) (or ACCT 211) 
Accounting Principles II (3) (or ACCT 212) 
Information 5c Technology for Business (3) 

(or COSC 112) 
Microeconomic Principles (3) (or ECON 203) 
Macroeconomic Principles (3) (or ECON 204) 
Legal Environment of Business (3) 
Basic Statistics (3) (or MATH 233) 
or 
Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 



Upper-Level Business Courses (33 units) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)' 

'Note: GeiiEd I.D. Advanced Writing Course is taken prior to or concur- 
rent with BUSX 301 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 

or 

MKTG 342 Department Honors Principles of Marketing (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business; Theory and Practice (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 



Marketing Concentration Required Courses (12 units) 
MKTG 425 Buyer Behavior Analysis (3) 

MKTG 44 1 Marketing Research (3) 

MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 

MKTG 485 Strategic Marketing (3) 

e-Business Courses (15 units) 

EBUS 367 Internet Technology (3) 

EBUS 411* e-Business Marketing (3) 

EBUS 421 Financial Aspects of e-Business (3) 

EBUS 431 Advanced e-Business (3) 

EBUS 469 Current Developments in e-Business (3) 

"Counts toward Marketing Concentration requirement 

Two Electives (6 units) 

ART 317 Graphic Design (3) 

CIS 475 Analysis and Design of Websites (3) 

COSC 31 1 Digital Technologies in Society (3) 

COSC 484 Web-based Programming (3) 

EBUS 328 Cyber Law: The Law of the Internet (3) 

MKTG 345 Advertising Management (3) 

MNGT 419 Supply Chain Management (3) 

MNGT 443 Project Management (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 

FINANCIAL PLANNING TRACK 

Majors in e-Business may pursue the following opportunity at 
CBE. This 18-unit sequence offers the additional academic course 
work needed to qualify to take the CFP* Certification Examination 
and provides entry-level access to the field of financial planning. 

ACCT 361 Tax Accounting I (3) 

FIN 333 Investments and Securities Analysis I (3) 

FPLN 341 Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3) 

FPLN 343 Insurance and Risk Management (3) 

FPLN 441 Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (3) 

FPLN 443 Estate Planning ( 3 ) 





The College of Education 



Towson University has a distinguished history in the preparation of classroom teach- 
ers and education specialists. As the first teacher-training institution in Maryland. Towson 
University has been preparing men and women for teaching careers for 140 years. 
Programs of study within the College of Education lead to the baccalaureate degree in edu- 
cation with certification in Early Childhood Education. Elementary Education and Special 
Education. In addition, the college offers programs that lead to certification in Secondary 
Education and K-12 education for those students enrolled in other colleges of the university. 
Programs of study within the college are constantly assessed and reorganized in order to 
provide students with three essentials for professional success: 1) a challenging general 
education in a variety of disciplines: 2) in-depth content knowledge in the field of teaching 
specialization: 3) and a professional education based upon current research and models of 
best practice. 

The teaching faculty in the College of Education is dedicated to providing a back- 
ground in research on learning and methods of instruction which prepares teachers and 
education specialists as facilitators of active learning for diverse and inclusive communi- 
ties of learners in environments that are technologically advanced. To promote this goal, 
faculty members are committed to active participation in the academic community as teach- 
ers, scholars and advisers. They use methods of instruction which emphasize active student 
learning through the integration of content knowledge with the study and practice of effec- 
tive pedagogy. 



Early Childhood Education 

Elementary Education 

Instructional Technology 

Integrated Elementary Education - Special 

Education 
K-12 Teacher Education (Art, Dance, Health 

Education, Physical Education, Music) 
Reading 

School Library/Media 
Secondary Education 
Special Education 



Raymond P. Lorion, Dean 
Thomas Proffitt. Associate Dean 
A. Karen Blair, Assistant Dean 



COLLEGE OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 301, 410-704-2570 

Fax:410-704-2733 

www.towson.edu/coe 



The College of Education 



CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION 

The College of Education otters programs of study leading to the 
baccalaureate degree in education with certification to teach early- 
childhood, elementary, and special education. In addition, the col- 
lege offers programs that lead to teacher certification in secondary 
education and K-12 education. 

Teacher Education programs are approved by the National 
Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the 
Maryland State Department of Education, which use state and 
nationally recognized standards. Completion of an approved pro- 
gram qualifies graduates for certification in all states that are mem- 
bers of the Interstate Reciprocity Contract. Applicants for 
Mar)'land teaching certificates are required to achieve qualifying 
scores on the Pra.xis I and II examinations, as determined by the 
Man,'land State Board of Education. 

TITLE n — HIGHER EDUCATION ACT 
Required Program Information Report 

1. Students 

Total number of students enrolled in 2005-2006 — 2,981 

2. Teacher Candidates 

Total number of student teachers in 2005-2006 — 765 

3. Faculty Supervising Interns 

Appointed full-time faculty in professional education — 98.5 
Appointed part-time faculty in professional education, but full- 
time in the institution — 41 
.\ppointed part-time in professional education — 22.5 

4. Ratio of Interns to Faculty Supervisors 

Number of student teachers per faculty supervisor — 4.7 

5. Length of Internship 

7.5 hours per day; 5 days per week; 20 weeks 
760 total hours of supervised internship 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission for professional education at Towson University is to 
inspire, educate and prepare educators as facilitators of active 
learning for diverse and inclusive populations in environments that 
are technologically advanced. In this process, faculty members 
assume the responsibility for designing, developing, implementing 
and assessing academic programs for: 

1. entering College of Education freshmen 

2. transfer students 

3. post-baccalaureate students seeking certification (MAT; 
approved programs) 

4. master's degree students 

5. post-master's degree students seeking continuing professional 
development 

6. doctoral students acquiring expertise to shape the future of 
education 

VISION STATEMENT 

The vision for professional education at Towson University is to 
build upon its rich heritage and excellent reputation and to posi- 
tion itself to maintain a leadership role in academic program plan- 
ning and public policy formulation. By maintaining this leadership 
role, teacher education can ensure that active learning occurs in 
diverse and inclusive educational environments where contempo- 
rary information resources are available. Thus, teacher education, 
in collaboration with other public/private agencies, can assist in the 
readiness of all learners to succeed in a rapidly changing, diverse 
and highly technical world. In order to achieve this vision. Teacher 
Education programs at Towson University are committed to: 

1. ensuring the mastery of appropriate content in general studies 
in the liberal arts and sciences as well as in the specific aca- 
demic discipline and advanced fields of study 

2. reflecting upon and refining best practices — professional 
knowledge and skills — to develop a repertoire of instructional 
and assessment strategies 



3. preparing students for diverse and inclusive communities of 
learners through systematic e.xposure to heterogeneous populations 

4. utilizing appropriate technologies which reflect best practices 
in education 

5. helping develop, internalize and display professional con- 
science (commitment to professional practice, caring for the 
success and well-being of all students, and collaboration with 
colleagues and stakeholders) 

6. developing collaborative partnerships with the public/private 
sector 

7. providing leadership in professional education through schol- 
arly endeavors 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES 

All Teacher Education programs utilize the Interstate New Teacher 
Assessment and Support Consortium Principles as performance- 
based outcomes for teacher candidates. 

STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN 
TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS 

The Teacher Education Executive Board (TEEB) representing all 
Teacher Education programs at Towson University adopted the fol- 
lowing minimum requirements as conditions for entrance into 
Teacher Education programs and formal entry into student teach- 
ing. 

I. Procedures and Requirements for Admission to all 
Professional Education Programs 

A. Completion of a notarized self-disclosure form of criminal 
background to be filed in the Center for Professional 
Practice. 

U. Procedures and Requirements for Admission to all College of 
Education Professional Education Programs 

A. Completion of a written application for formal admission 
to the program. 

B. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 in Secondary 
Education; minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 in 
Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Special 
Education. 

C. Completion of speech and hearing screening. 

D. Completion of English 102/190 or equivalent course with a 
grade of "C" or better; Secondary Education also requires 
an admission essay. 

E. All College of Education departments require a passing 
score (as determined by the Maryland State Department of 
Education) on Praxis I. 

F. Students seeking admission to Teacher Education programs 
(Art, Dance, Health Education, Music and Physical 
Education) must contact their department chair for proce- 
dures and requirements for admission to professional edu- 
cation programs. 

HI. Procedures and Requirements for Entry into Student Teaching 
for all Professional Education Programs 

A. Completion of a criminal background check. The criminal 
background check results must be received by the Center for 
Professional Practice prior to entry into student teaching. 

B. Minimum of 75 units completed for K-12 programs; 90 
units completed for Early Childhood Education, 
Elementary Education, and Special Education; for 
Secondary Education - senior status. 

C. Completion of electronic application and student data sheet 
for student teaching. 

D. Minimum grade point average of 2.50 in Secondary 
Education and remaining K-12; 2.75 in Early Childhood 
Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and 
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E. Minimum average of 2.75 in academic major applicable 
only in programs requiring an academic major. 

F. Minimum average of 3.00 in professional education cours- 
es for Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, 
Special Education, and .\rt Education; 2.75 for Secondary 
Education and remaining K-12. 

G. Prior to applying for student teaching, all K-12 programs 
require a passing score (as determined by the Maryland 
State Department of Education) on Praxis I. 

l\'. Professional Behavior 

The Teacher Education Executive Board (TEEB) reserves the right 
for each department/program to refuse, deny or revoke the appli- 
cation for admission to professional education programs or con- 
tinuation in professional education programs of any student whose 
observed conduct is deemed incongruent with established guide- 
lines of professional behavior. 

As a professional discipline, education is "vested by the public 
with a trust and responsibilitv' requiring the highest ideals of pro- 
fessional service." All Teacher Education students agree to accept 
"the responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical standards of 
professional behavior.""' Placing the importance of professional 
behavior and duties above one"s own convenience is the corner- 
stone of professionalism. 

All Teacher Education students are responsible for understand- 
ing department- and program-specific professional expectations. In 
addition to fulfilling all academic requirements, successful comple- 
tion of all field experiences requires demonstrated professional 
behavior including, but not limited to, punctuality, attendance, 
professional attire, discretion, respect for confidentialit)-, effective 
and appropriate communication with university and school-based 
students and personnel, and acceptance of diversity'. 

All Teacher Education students must exhibit behavior that is 
consistent with the university's Code of Conduct and established 
professional practice in educational and clinical settings. Successful 
completion of all field experiences is a requirement for continua- 
tion in the education program. 

' National Education Association, Code of Ethics of the Education 
Profession, 1975. 

The TEEB Standards, including the " Statement of Professional Behavior for 
Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Education Students," e.xcerpted 
from Toicson State University' Compass (1987 Student Handbook), and 
"NEA Code of Ethics" (1975), was adopted by the College of Education 
Council in September 1988, and reaffirmed by TEEB in November 1990, 
and October 1995. The Standards were revised and approved in Februarv- 
1996, May 1998. February 2000, and iMay 2005. 

ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION 

Admission to all university Teacher Education programs is gov- 
erned by the Teacher Education Executive Board "Standards for 
Students Enrolled in Teacher Education Programs." 

The College of Education admits students either as freshmen or 
as undergraduate transfer students from accredited, post-second- 
ary institutions. During the freshman and sophomore years, stu- 
dents are generally engaged in pre-professional courses or courses 
that fulfill General Education requirements. 

Advising and Screening 

Students who plan to enter Teacher Education programs must visit 
the Center for Professional Practice, Hawkins Hall, room 302, 
early in their first term in order to: 

1. declare their ma|or or concentration 

2. complete a Criminal History Disclosure Form 

3. be assigned an adviser according to their chosen major 

4. obtain information about the required speech and hearing 
screening 

5. obtain information about the required Praxis I tests 



Admission to Professional Education Programs 

Admission to the professional program requires the following: 

1. completion of a written application for formal admission to 
the program 

2. minimum overall GPA of 2.50 in Secondary Education; mini- 
mum overall GPA of 2.75 in Early Childhood, Elementarv' 
Education and Special Education; (Students in Art Education, 
Dance Education, Health Education, Music Education and 
Physical Education should contact their department chairper- 
son for procedures and requirements for admission to these 
programs.) 

3. completion of speech and hearing screening 

4. completion of English 102/190 or equivalent course with 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher; Secondary Education 
also requires an admission essay 

5. successful completion of Praxis I Academic Skills Assessments; 
qualifying scores must be submitted to the Center for 
Professional Practice for admission to College of Education 
programs. Information on the Praxis tests is available in the 
Center for Professional Practice, Hawkins Hall, room 303. 

6. All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education 
program at Towson Universitv' are required to complete a 
Criminal History Disclosure Form. This form may be 
obtained from the department for K-12 programs or from the 
Center for Professional Practice for College of Education pro- 
grams. The form is to be notarized and sent to Karen Schafer, 
the director of the Center for Professional Practice, to be kept 
on file. Janet Martin of the Center for Professional Practice is 
a notary with posted office hours. 

In addition to the undergraduate program, the College of 
Education offers approved, post-baccalaureate "certification only" 
programs for baccalaureate graduates seeking Maryland state 
certification. "Certification only" students must document a 
passing score (as determined by the Maryland State Department of 
Education) on Praxis I and attain the required GPA prior to admis- 
sion. 

The Teacher Education Executive Board (TEEB) reserves the 
right for each department to refuse, deny or revoke the application 
for admission to professional education programs or continuation 
in professional education programs of any student whose observed 
conduct is deemed incongruent with established guidelines of pro- 
fessional behavior. 

As a professional discipline, education is "vested by the public 
with a trust and responsibilit)' requiring the highest ideals of pro- 
fessional service." All Teacher Education students agree to accept 
"the responsibilit)' to adhere to the highest ethical standards of pro- 
fessional behavior." 'Placing the importance of professional behav- 
ior and duties above one's own convenience is the cornerstone of 
professionalism. 

.Ml teacher education students are responsible for understanding 
department- and program-specific professional expectations. In 
addition to fulfilling all academic requirements, successful comple- 
tion of all field experiences requires demonstrated professional 
behavior including, but not limited to, punctuality', attendance, pro- 
fessional attire, discretion, respect for confidentiality, effective and 
appropriate communication w'ith universit)' and school-based stu- 
dents and personnel, and acceptance of diversirv'. 

All Teacher Education students must exhibit behavior that is con- 
sistent with the Universit>'"s Code of Student Conduct and estab- 
lished professional practice in educational and clinical settings. 
Successful completion of all field experiences is a requirement for 
continuation in the education program. 

' National Education Association Code of Ethics of the Education 
Profession, 197 S. 



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Admission to the Professional Year of Teaching 

Students must attend an orientation meeting in preparation for 
their Professional Year Internsfiip. This meeting, scheduled by the 
Center for Professional Practice, is held early in the term prior to 
the beginning of the Professional Year, and provides directions for 
completing the online Teacher Internship Management System 
(TIMS) application. All Teacher Education students must success- 
fully complete the Praxis I tests and a speech and hearing screen- 
ing. All preser\ice students in Teacher Education programs at 
Towson University whose programs of study require an inten- 
sive/extensive internship or student teaching experience in a public 
or private school setting (pre-K through 12) are required to com- 
plete a criminal background check before beginning this experi- 
ence. The criminal background check must be filed with Karen 
Schafer, the director of the Center for Professional Practice. Forms 
are available in the Center for Professional Practice only. 

Because some of Towson's Teacher Education programs have 
selected additional requirements for admission to the teaching 
internship (student teaching), students should refer to the section 
of this catalog related to their specific majors. 

FIELD EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS 

Each Teacher Education student who has reached the appropriate 
level of competency will have a series of progressively responsible 
field experiences. Towson University is implementing a Network of 
Professional Development Schools to provide all students with an 
intensive and extensive internship, including on-site course work 
integrated with pre-student teaching and student teaching experi- 
ences. 

Differentiated student teaching (an additional and/or special 
teaching experience) may be taken by students with the permission 
of their adviser. 

Students enrolled in the teaching internship (student teaching) 
are charged a lab fee. This fee is used for remuneration to mentor 
teachers in schools where field experiences are completed. 

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 303, 410-704-2567 

Director: Karen Schafer 

AssisUnt Director: Carolan Stewart 

The Center for Professional Practice is a service office working 
with all depanments in the College of Education at Towson 
University. The major purpose of the center is to assist students 
and instructors in placing students in a variety of field settings for 
internship experiences and developing and supporting Professional 
Development Schools. More specific operations include: 

1. facilitating school system placements — preservice and student 
teaching/internship, and Professional Development Schools 

2. counseling students regarding field work 

3. maintaining liaison between schools/agencies and universi- 
ty departments 

4. coordinating student advising (orientation, declaration of 
major, assignment of advisers, etc.) 

5. providing information to Education majors on Praxis and 
speech and hearing test administrations 

6. tracking Education majors and maintaining Education student 
data 

7. evaluating requests for credit for prior teaching experience 

8. coordinating the Student Teaching Abroad Program for 
education 

9. collecting data that analyzes program strengths and needs 



MARYLAND WRITING PROJECT 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 403C, 410-704-3593 
Director: Barbara Bass, 410-704-4573 

The Maryland Writing Project (MWP), a site of the National 
Writing Project, is housed in Towson University's College of 
Education. It is supported by the colleges of Education and Liberal 
Arts. Established in Baltimore in 1981, the MWP is a teacher-driv- 
en professional development organization for teachers across the 
content areas in grades pre-K through university. Its mission is to 
identify, train and support excellent teachers so that they can share 
with others their knowledge and experience in teaching writing 
and in using writing as a learning tool. Teachers participate in an 
invitational Summer Institute to become Teacher-Consultants. 
They research, develop and share best writing practices to effect 
change in their classrooms, schools and school systems. 

The MWP offers both undergraduate and graduate courses. 
Maryland Writing Project Teacher-Consultants serve as instructors 
for EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for Teachers. 
They also teach SCED 399 Differentiated Student Teaching, which 
is offered during the summer in conjunction with a camp for young 
writers called the Student Writers' Workshop. At the graduate level, 
MWP-trained Teacher-Consultants teach SCED 605, the 
6-unit Summer Teacher Institute; EDUC 734, the Teacher Inquiry 
Institute; EDUC 667 Writing as Thinking; and EDUC 661 
Responding to and Evaluating Writing. They also teach special top- 
ics courses at the graduate level throughout the year. 

Finally, the MWP offers Maryland State Department of 
Education-approved, in-service professional development work- 
shops in school systems across the state. The courses range in 
scope from daylong to yearlong classes. 




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Department of 

Early Childhood Education 

Professors: Terry Berkeley (Chair), Barry Frieman 

Associate Professors: Mubina Kirmani, Ocie Watson-Thompson, 

Edyth Wheeler (Graduate Director) 
Assistant Professors: Judith Cruzado-Guerrero, Nancy Wiltz 
Lecturers: Hannah Cawley, Heather Skelley, Patsy Washington 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 014, 410-704-2572 

Fax:410-704-2990 

e-mail: vmartin@towson.edu 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of the Teacher Education Unit is to inspire, educate 
and prepare facilitators of active learning for diverse and inclusive 
communities of learners in environments that are technological- 
ly advanced. 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Early Childhood Education offers the follow- 
ing programs of study: the major in Early Childhood Education, 
the major in Elementary Education with eligibility for Early 
Childhood Education certification, a Post-Baccalaureate 
Certification-Only Option, Certificate of Advanced Study in Early 
Childhood Education, the Master of Arts in Teaching in Early 
Childhood Education, and the Master of Education in Early 
Childhood Education. For more information about the graduate 
program, consult the Graduate Catalog. 

The Towson University Department of Early Childhood 
Education faculty prepares teachers to act as advocates for young 
children and their families, and to create and facilitate develop- 
mentally appropriate environments for them. The guiding princi- 
ples that follow are the philosophical and practical basis for 
departmental programs. 

Students entering the Early Childhood Education program are 
made aware of the sophisticated and demanding work that teach- 
ers of young children perform, and they are screened accordingly 
for admission into the program. Developing teachers are enabled 
to recognize teaching as one of the highest and most dynamic pro- 
fessional callings to which one can aspire. Faculty members facili- 
tate the developing teacher's respect for, pride in, and commitment 
to the teaching profession. Faculty members motivate and inspire 
developing teachers in the most positive of ways, to have a sense of 
their ability to exert positive power in learning scenarios as well as 
exerting a firm sense of professional self-direction and decision- 
making skills. Faculty members assist developing teachers to 
become reflective and ever-growing practitioners. From the outset, 
developing teachers are taught and provided models that only the 
very best is good enough for young children and their families. 

Faculty members work to awaken and support the developing 
teacher's ability to value and approach children from broad intel- 
lectual, academic and social foundations. Developing teachers are 
prepared to rely upon those foundations in order to support the 
development of relevant and challenging curricula and to learn to 
respond to young children's immediate and long-term needs. 

Content-appropriate and developmentally appropriate pedagogy 
facilitates integrated learning experiences and environments for 
young children. The faculty understands how young children 
develop and learn, thus, they facilitate in developing teachers con- 
tent-appropriate pedagogy. The faculty also provides a wealth of 
experiences, strategies, creativity and resources to enable develop- 
ing teachers to draw in and inspire young children in content areas. 

The Early Childhood Education faculty members help developing 
teachers understand how their personal and professional philoso- 



phies prompt them to facilitate the development of the "whole 
child." Integrated knowledge about child development is crucial to 
understanding children's play, learning and socialization. Faculty 
members make it apparent to developing teachers that assessing 
and responding to children's individual differences and develop- 
mental needs requires resourcefulness, responsibility and respon- 
siveness. Developing teachers are encouraged to respond to the 
individual child while recognizing that their responses occur incre- 
mentally within the context of meeting the needs of a total group 
or class. 

Faculty members in Early Childhood Education are committed 
to enabling developing teachers to meet the diverse learning needs 
of all young children, particularly in terms of their creative and aes- 
thetic development, their learning modalities or styles (visual, audi- 
tory, kinesthetic and tactile), and their myriad intelligences (spatial, 
musical, mathematical, linguistic, kinesthetic and personal). 
Moreover, the faculty encourages students to become teachers who 
value the significance of human diversity and the richness, beauty 
and power that human diversity offers to classrooms and other 
places where learning takes place. Faculty and developing teachers, 
therefore, are committed to designing diversity-rich environments 
that encourage respect for the individuality of teachers and young 
children. Additionally, faculr>' members promote respect for fami- 
lies and the importance of family in the lives of children. All of this 
serves as the ethical foundation of practice, providing a basis for 
developing teachers to move toward high ideals in their work with 
young children and their families. 

Major in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Certification 

In cooperation with Elementary Education, students can select 
courses that will enable them to become certified in Early 
Childhood Education and Elementary Education. Graduates of this 
program are eligible to teach children from birth through age 13. 
Interested students should contact the chairs of both departments 
to plan their program. 

Post-baccalaureate Certification-Only Option 

For bachelor's degree holders in disciplines related to children and 
families as well as other fields of study, the Department of Early 
Childhood Education offers a post-baccalaureate program leading 
to Maryland certification in Early Childhood Education (birth-8). 
Prospective students interested in this option need to contact the 
department chairperson to set up an appointment to have their 
transcript(s) analyzed and a program of study developed based 
upon state certification and departmental requirements. The 
department will send to prospective students an application and 
packet of information and forms regarding post-baccalaureate 
study. Entry into and completion of this program includes a mini- 
mum GPA of 2.60 in previous academic work and passing the 
Praxis I and Praxis II examinations and attaining Maryland 
required scores. [Note: This is a non-degree program.] 

Alternate Early Childhood Education Program 

As a service to teachers who wish to pursue a degree in Early 
Childhood Education while they are on their teaching assignments 
and to other workers in programs for young children, the universi- 
ty offers an alternate program during evenings and summers for the 
preparation of nursery school, kindergarten, day care center and 
primary teachers which will enable them to major in Early 
Childhood Education. There is a requirement to student teach and 
to participate in the student teaching seminar during daytime 
hours. See the department chairperson for information. 

Special Education Certification 

Courses leading to Maryland State Department of Education certi- 
fication in Special Education are available through the Department 
of Reading, Special Education and Instructional Technology. State 
certification is generic but age specific and requires 39 units, many 
of which are required for Early C^hildhood Education majors. 



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School Library Media 

Coordinator: Cellestine Cheeks 
Hawkins Hall 204A, 410-704-2135 

Early Childhood Education students may acquire an additional 
state certification endorsement for school librarian or media center 
positions (Educational Media Associate, Level I). Interested stu- 
dents should contact the Department of Reading, Special 
Education and Instructional Technology, or the coordinator. 

MAJOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

To meet universin-, college and Maryland State Department of 
Education certification requirements in general education and pro- 
fessional education courses, students must complete a 128-unit 
program for graduation. Students must have a grade equivalent 
average of 3.00 or higher in all courses in the major; this includes 
interdisciplinary courses taken during the final four terms of the 
program. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or high- 
er in all courses from all institutions of higher education in which 
the student has been enrolled. 

All students, beginning with their enrollment in ECED 103 
Introduction to Early Childhood Education, will be responsible for 
compiling and refining a Professional Portfolio. Student portfolios 
will be assessed and evaluated throughout the program. 

Early Childhood Education majors need to confer with an advis- 
er from the department each term to ensure that their planned pro- 
gram of study meets college, university and state requirements. 
This is particularly important if students are pursuing minors or if 
they are planning for additional certifications. Students also need 
to check with their departmental adviser prior to taking a course 
on a Pass grading option as courses in the major and courses 
required for certification cannot be taken using the Pass/Fail grad- 
ing option. 

Early Childhood Education Screening Criteria 

Early Childhood Education is a screened major Students apply for 
the major during their fifth term to begin in their sixth term. 
Students must complete 65 units of courses in the program, have a 
cumulative 2.75 GPA and 3.00 GPA in professional courses from 
the time they enter the program until the time of graduation. The 
number of students admitted into the program each term is deter- 
mined by the number of seats available. Typically there are 50 seats 
open per term for students meeting all requirements to enter the 
major 

The following requirements must be met for entry into the 
major: 

1. completion of 65 or more units including ECED 103, ECED 
201, ENGL102/190, MATH 204, MATH 205, MATH 251, and 
SPED 301 with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 

2. achievement of a cumulative GPA of 2.75; this includes all 
grades earned in transfer courses and grades earned at Towson 
University. (A failed course that has been repeated satisfactorily 
at another institution will be eliminated only from the computa- 
tion for admission into the Early Childhood Education program. 
Courses taken at Towson University and repeated at another col- 
lege or university do not apply to Towson's repeated course pol- 
icy. See "Transferring Work to Towson" under the Academic 
Regulations section of this catalog.) 

3. completion of the speech and hearing screening. This screening 
is offered free at the beginning of each term for two days only. 
Call the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic in Van Bokkelen Hall 
or the Department of Early Childhood Education for dates. 

4. a score at or above the level established in March 1999 by the 
Maryland State Board of Education on the Praxis 1 - Academic 
Skills Assessments Examination: Pre-Professional Skills Tests 
(written and computer versions) (PPST) - Math: 177; Reading: 
177, Writing: 173. A composite score of 527 is now being 
accepted by the Maryland State Department of Education for 



any student who did not pass the Praxis I. For more information 
on the passing composite scores contact the Department of Early 
Childhood Education. 

5. application, including official transcripts from all post-high- 
school institutions, submitted to the Center for Professional 
Practice by the announced closing date sent to eligible students 
each term. (Note: Students are required to submit a "Blue Card" 
to the department office, Hawkins Hall 014, and to update the 
information on the card each term. The Blue Card is completed 
with the assistance of the student's adviser) 

6. meet with the student's Early Childhood Education adviser 
during the current term and provide an updated Checklist of 
Degree Requirements including the courses being taken in the 
current term. 

ECED Student Teaching Internship Criteria 

Admission into the Student Teaching Internship requires a 
cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and a 3.00 or higher in the 
major 

All students in Teacher Education programs at Towson 
University are required to undergo a criminal background check 
before entering the Student Teaching Internship. The criminal 
background check shall be filed with the director of the Center for 
Professional Practice, where it is kept on file. 

All students need to complete two of the Praxis Il-Subject 
Assessments/Specialrv Area Tests. The tests are Early Childhood 
Education #10020 and Education of the Young Child #10021. 
Both tests are required for Early Childhood Education students 
under "No Child Left Behind" to become certified and highly qual- 
ified in the state of Maryland. Test #10021 Education of the Young 
Child has not yet been approved by the Maryland State Board of 
Education. Until the test is approved, the Maryland State Board of 
Education will accept the test #10014 Elementary Education: 
Content Knowledge. Praxis II tests must be taken no later than 
during the student teaching internship if students expect to attain 
certification upon graduation. The tests are offered in written form 
only and must be taken on rw-o different test dates. Check with the 
Department of Early Childhood Education for updated informa- 
tion and passing scores for each test. 

REQUIRED UNTVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL 
COURSES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND 
SUGGESTED SCHEDULE FOR MAJORS 
(128 units) 

Term 1 (16 units) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) (n.C.2.) 

GenEd (I.E.) Elective (3) Creativit}' and Creative Development 

tMATH 204 Mathematical Concepts and Structures I (4) 

ENGL 102/190 Writing for a Liberal Education/Honors Writing Seminar 

(3)(I.A.) 
ISTC 201 Using Information Effeaively in Education (3) (LB.) 

f Students who have earned a score of 3 or higher on the High School 
Advanced Placement Calculus Exam (AB or BCI are exempt from MATH 204. 



Term 2 (16 

PSYC 201 
MUSC 101 

BIOL 110 
ECED 103 
ENGL 233 

ENGL 234 



ENGL 235 



units) 

Educational Psychology (3) 

Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 

(II.C.l.) 

Contemporary General Biolog>- (4) (II. A.) 

Introduaion to Early Childhood Education (3) 

Survey of .African-American Literature (3) (II.C.3.) 

or 

Major Writers in African-.\merican Literature (3) 

(II.C.3.) 

or 

Ethnic-American Literature (3) (II.C.3.) 



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Term 3 (17 units) 

HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid-19th Century |3) 

(II.B.l.) 

or 
HIST 146 Histor)' of the United States since the Mid- 19th Centur>' 

(3) (II.B.l.) 
ttMATH 205 Mathematical Concepts and Structures II (4) (I.C.) 
ECED 201 Interyention and the Young Child (3) 

ENGL XXX English elective (3) 
PHSC 101 Physical Science I (4) (D.A.) 

f f Students who have earned a score of 3 or higher on the High School 
Advanced Placement Statistics Exam are exempt from MATH 205. 



Term 4 (17 units) 



HLTH 101 
MATH 251 
KNES281 

SPED 301 
GenEd (n.C.2.; 



GenEd (D.D.] 



(n.B.3.) 



Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) i 
Elements of Geometry (4) 
Physical Education for Elementar)- Education 
Students 1(1) 

Introduction to Special Education: K-12 (3) 
Elective (3) Social and Behavioral Sciences (FMST 101, 
PSYC 203 or PSYC 204 cannot be taken for this require- 
ment) 

Elective (3) Global Awareness: Non-Western Cultures, 
Traditions and Issues (GEOG 102 or GEOG 105 only) 



Term 5 (16 units) 

ECED 315 Infant Intervention (3) 

ECED 321 Foundations of Reading and Language Arts (3) 

ECED 407 Interactive Technology and the Young Child (3) 

ECED 422 Writing Techniques for Teachers in Early Childhood 

Education (3) (I.D.) 

Science Eleaive (4)* 
'Astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, GEOG 101, geology, 
math, physical science or physics elective 

Term 6 (15 units) 

ECED 341 Preprimary Curriculum (4) - Internship I 

ECED 360 Early Literacy: Best Practices and Materials (3) 

ARED 373 Art tor Early' Childhood Education (2) 

KNES 324 Teaching Physical Education in Elementary School (2) 

MUED 304 Methods of Teaching Music in Early Childhood 

Education (2) 
SCIE 371 Teaching Science in Early Education (2) 



Term 7 (16 units) 

ECED 342 Primary Curriculum (4) - Internship D 

ECED 361 Teaching Reading in the Primary Grades 1-3: Best 

Practices and .Materials (3) 
ECED 417 Assessment in Early Childhood Education (3) 
ECED 429 Principles and Practices of Reading and Language Arts 

Assessment (3) 
MATH 321 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Education (3) 

Term 8 (15 units) 

ECED 351 Student Teaching Internship: Primary (6) - Internship ID 

ECED 352 Student Teaching Internship: Preprimary (6) - 

Internship III 
ECED 421 Problems in Early Childhood Education (3) 



ECED FIELD PLACEMENTS 

Each Teacher Education student who has reached the appropriate 
level of competence will have a series of progressively responsible 
field experiences. Towson Universit)' is implementing a nenvork of 
Professional Development Schools to provide all students with 
intensive and e.xtensive internships, including on-site course work 
and integrated pre-student teaching and student teaching internship 
experiences. 

As part of the three-term professional program in Early 
Childhood Education, students enrolled in either Primary 
Internship II or the Student Teaching Internship III for the fall term 
will begin their work in August on the same date that teachers start 
the new school year. This date varies by school system, and candi- 
dates must plan appropriately to fulfill their program requirements. 

STUDENT TEACHING TERM 

A maximum of 18 units may be taken during the student teaching 
Internship III term. 

TRTUSISFER STUDENT POLICIES 

A minimum of 30 units in the major must be completed at TU. 
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education, is transferable from 
certain institutions only. Students should contact their adviser for 
more information. Students are required to take the final 30 units 
in residence at Towson University. An application process is 
required to apply to this major, in addition to acceptance to 
Towson University (September for spring registration; February for 
fall registration). 

OUTCOMES 

Students are required to compile and present a Professional 
Portfolio in order to graduate. The Early Childhood Teacher 
Education Program utilizes the Interstate New Teachers 
Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards, 
Maryland's Essential Dimensions of Teaching (EDoTs), and the 
Standards of the National Association on the Education of Young 
Children as the performance-based outcomes for all teacher can- 
didates and the foundation framework for the portfolio. 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING — EARLY 
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

Director: Edyth Wheeler 

E-mail: ejwheeler@towson.edu 

Hawkms Hall 107-O, 410-704-2460 

The -Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to prepare 

highly qualified students without formal training or experience in 

the field of education for teacher certification in Pre-kindergarten 

through grade 3. For more information, see the Graduate Catalog. 



Department of Educational Technology and Literacy 



Department of Educational 
Technology and Literacy 

Professors: Karen Blair (Assistant Dean), Barbara Laster, David 

Wizer (Chair) 
Associate Professors: Cellestine Cheeks, Sharon Pitcher, Wilham 

Sadera 
Assistant Professors: Jeff Kenton, Frances Luther, Stephen Mogge, 

Liyan Song, Patricia Ryan 
Lecturers: Tammy Banerjee, Steven Boone, Suzanne Bourdess, 

Sharon Brown, Barbara Clark, Samuel Delia Vecchia, Elizabeth 

Dicembre, Beverly German, Olga Kritskaya, Jon-David Knode, 

Joan McCarthy, Deborah Piper, Cinda Raley, David Robinson, 

Cheryl Wood 
Director of the Educational Technology Center: Deborah Fuller 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 216, 410-704-2576 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Educational Technology and Literacy is respon- 
sible for courses that are not limited to a single teacher education 
program. The education course listings include core education 
courses that provide knowledge and skills for general application in 
teaching and training areas. The instructional technology program 
offerings also have K-12 applications. 

The department coordinates the reading programs and the 
Reading Clinic, Developmental Reading courses, and Instructional 
Technology. Graduate programs include the Master of Arts in 
Teaching and the master's programs in Reading and Instructional 
Technolog)'. 

GRADUATE STUDY IN READING 

Director: Barbara Laster 
Hawkins Hall 107, 410-704-2556 

A graduate program specifically designed to improve the teaching 
of reading at all age levels is available for qualified students seek- 
ing Maryland State Certification as Reading Specialist K-12. See 
the Graduate Catalog for details. 

THE READING CLINIC 

Director: Elizabeth Dicembre 
Hawkins Hall 120, 410-704-4492 

This practicum experience is for graduate students in the master's 
degree program in Reading. The Reading Clinic provides diagnos- 
tic and remediation services to individuals in the community' who 
need improvement in reading and writing. 

READING CLINIC TUTORS 

Director: Elizabeth Dicembre 
Hawkms Hall 120, 410-704-4492 

Volunteer tutors receive training and supervision from master 
teachers. The Reading Clinic is held on campus and provides assis- 
tance to children from the surrounding community. Tutors are 
Towson students, staff or communitv members. 



DEVELOPMENTAL READING 

Director: L. Steven Boone 
Hawkins Hall 205, 410-704-3697 

Remediation in reading skills is provided for Towson students 
through the developmental studies courses in reading scheduled by 
the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy. See com- 
petency requirements for entering students under the Academic 
Achievement Center section in Academic Resources. Informational 
sessions for the Praxis are also conducted. 

GRADUATE STUDY IN INSTRUCTIONAL 
TECHNOLOGY 

Director: Jeff Kenton 
Hawkins Hall 107M, 410-704-4226 

The Department of Educational Technology and Literacy offers 
comprehensive graduate programs that prepare professionals for 
careers in the instructional media field. The Instructional 
Development Concentration is intended for those who wish to pre- 
pare for training and media positions in business, community and 
governmental settings. The School Library Media Concentration is 
intended for the person who plans to direct a School Library Media 
Center. Persons holding this degree are eligible for certification by 
the Maryland State Department of Education as an Educational 
Media Generalist (Level II). The Educational Technology Track is 
designed for those who wish to integrate technology into classroom 
teaching, or to coordinate the planning and integration of educa- 
tional technologies at the school, district or state level. See the 
Graduate Catalog for details. 





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Department of 
Elementary Education 

Professors: Bess Altwerger, Karen Robertson 

Assocmte Professors: Robert Blake, Gregory Bryant, Lynn Cole, 

Linda Emerick 

(Graduate Director), Lijun Jin, Nechie King, Prisca Martens 

(Assistant Chair), Jane Neapolitan, 
Assistant Professors: Shelly Huggins, Victoria Kane-Russell, 

Morna McDermott, Kate Power, Nancy Shelton 
Lecturers: Paula Bauer, Frank Berkey, Donna Copenhaver, James 

Cowan, Barbara Ann Ellis, Richard Metzgar, Carol Slizys, Lisa 

Wilson 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall lOOA, 410-704-2176 
Undergraduate Information: 410-704-2565 
Graduate Information: 410-704-4251 
E-mail: sgrey@towson.edu 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Elementary Education offers the foUowmg pro- 
grams of study: the major in Elementary Education, the major in 
Elementary Education with eligibility for Early Childhood certifi- 
cation, the Integrated Elementary Education — Special Education 
major, the Elementary Education major with a minor in selected 
disciplines, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of 
Education in Elementary Education. For more information about 
the master's programs, consult the Graduate Catalog. 

The Elementary Education faculty believes that well-prepared 
elementary school teachers are facilitators of active learning. As 
reflective practitioners, teachers engage students in the learning 
process by utilizing research findings and experience-based strate- 
gies and practices to make sound, educational decisions. These 
decisions should be based upon an articulated education philoso- 
phy, a thorough knowledge of students' strengths and needs, and 
an analysis of various learning environments. The Elementary 
Education program fulfills the goal of preparing such teachers 
through a program based on a broad liberal arts background and 
professional preparation, including a planned sequence of courses 
and field experiences in the Baltimore metropolitan area. 

The major in Elementary Education leads to certification to 
teach grades 1 through 6 and middle school (7-8). The program 
provides classroom and laboratory experiences that prepare stu- 
dents for beginning teaching in elementary or middle schools. 
Candidates who desire a middle school placement must pass the 
Praxis II subject matter test in the content discipline. 

The Department of Elementary Education has adopted the 
Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium 
(INTASC) principles as its performance-based outcomes for its 
programs. Candidates are required to demonstrate mastery of out- 
comes in a summative portfolio. 

Major in Elementary/Early Childhood Education Certification 

In addition to the major in Elementary Education, students can 
select courses that will enable them to become certified in both 
Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Graduates of this pro- 
gram are eligible to teach children from birth through grade 8. 
Interested students should contact the chairs of both departments 
to plan their programs. 

Integrated Elementary Education-Special Education Major 

Elementary Education majors may elect to become certified in both 
Elementary and Special Education by selecting the integrated 
approach. This program, specially designed to integrate both 
majors, prepares students as elementary classroom teachers and 
as special education teachers. 



The Integrated Elementary Education-Special Education pro- 
gram is provided in three locations: Towson University, 
Universities at Shady Grove, and Laurel College Center. The pro- 
gram is a screened program and major. Applicants must achieve 
qualifying scores on Praxis I as established by MSDE; a minimum 
2.75 GPA on all prerequisite course work required for the major; 
and the required speech and hearing screening. The total program 
equals 131 units. 

Elementary Education Major with a Minor 

Elementary Education majors may complete programs with minors 
in other selected disciplines by arrangement with the chair of 
Elementary Education and the chair of the other department. 

Elementary Education Major/Mathematics Minor 

Through a cooperative program between the departments of 
Elementary Education and Mathematics, students can use a middle 
school student teaching experience as a route to elementary certifi- 
cation with a mathematics minor. Interested students should con- 
sult with the chairs of both departments as early in their college 
program as possible. 

DECLARING THE ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION MAJOR 

Students interested in becoming Elementary Education majors must 
first gain admission to Towson University. Admission to the uni- 
versity does not guarantee admission to the Elementary Education 
program. During the first two weeks of the term, all students 
should report to the Center for Professional Practice, Hawkins 
Hall, room 302, to be assigned to an adviser and to complete the 
following forms: 

• Declaration of Major/Minor 

• Criminal History Disclosure 

All students enrolled in a Teacher Education program are required 
to undergo a criminal background check before participating in any 
internship placement. 

APPLYING FOR THE PROFESSIONAL 
INTERNSHIPS 

The Elementary Education program is divided into a Pre- 
Professional Program (65 units) and courses in a sequence of 
Professional Internships (61-62 units) for a total of 126-127 units. 
Acceptance into the Professional Internships is a competitive 
process and enrollment is limited by course availability and faculty 
resources. To submit an Application for the Professional 
Internships to the Department of Elementary Education, 
Elementary Education majors must meet the criteria listed below. 

Native Towson University students: 

• Complete a minimum of 58 units of the Pre-Professional 
Program with a minimum 2.75 GPA at Towson University. 

• Pass the Praxis I test. 

• Take a speech and hearing screening (any time prior to applying). 

• Attend a mandatory orientation meeting (dates, times, locations 
posted outside of Hawkins Hall 100). 

Transfer students with a Maryland-approved Associate of Arts in 
Teaching (AAT) degree: 

• Complete a minimum of 58 units of the Pre-Professional 
Program with a minimum 2.75 GPA at Towson University. 

• Pass the Praxis I test. 

• Take a speech and hearing screening (within the first two 
weeks of Level I Internship). 

• Attend a mandatory orientation meeting on the Towson 
University campus (dates, times and location on campus are 
listed in the Application for the Professional Internships available 
through the community college teacher education coordinator). 



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AAT degree candidates must submit an Application for the 
Professional Internships in the term prior to their anticipated 
enrollment. 

Transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree: 

• Complete a minimum of 58 units of the Pre-Professional Program 
with equivalent courses, and a minimimi 2.75 transfer GPA. 

• Pass the Praxis I test. 

• Take a speech and hearing screening (within the first two 
weeks of Level I Internship). 

A.A. degree students may submit an Application for the 
Professional Internships during their first term of enrollment. 

Elementary Education majors must have a minimum 2.75 GPA to 
apply for the Professional Internships. However, applicants may be 
ranked according to cumulative GPA if the number of applicants 
exceeds course availabilin-. Therefore, the GPA necessary for 
admission may exceed the minimum 2.75. Elementary Education 
majors must maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA to remain enrolled in 
the Professional Internships and must earn a 2.00 or C grade in all 
courses in the Professional Internships. 

Students must submit their Application for the Professional 
Internships to the Department of Elementarv- Education, Hawkins 
Hall, room lOOA, by the deadline established by the department. 
Transfer students who are pursuing an Associate of Arts in 
Teaching degree from a Maryland community college should 
obtain the Application for the Professional Internships from their 
communit)' college teacher education coordinator and must attend 
a mandatory orientation meeting on the Towson University cam- 
pus. Dates, times and locations of the orientation meetings are listed 
in the Application for the Professional Internships. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION MAJORS 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (65 units) 
English (6 units) 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) (LA.) 
ENGL XXX English Literature elective (3) 

Social Studies (9 units) 

GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) (II.D.) 

or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) (II.D.) 
HIST 145 History of the U.S. to the Mid-19th Century (3) (II.B.l.) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. Since the Mid- 19th Century (3) 

(n.B.l.) 

plus 
One A>4TH, ECON, POSC or SOCI course selected from GenEd 
category II.C.2. 

Sciences (8 units) 

BIOL 115 Biological Science I (4) (II.A.)" 

PHSC 101 Physical Science I (4) (ILA.) " 

* prerequisite for BIOL 303 Life Science in Level II Professional 

Internships 

"'prerequisite for PHSC 303 Earth-Space Science in Level II 

Professional Internships 

Mathematics (12 units) 

MATH 204 -Mathematics Concepts and Structures I (4) (I.C.)t 

MATH 205 Mathematics Concepts and Structures n (4) (I.C.)tt 

MATH 251 Elements of Geometry (4) (I.C.) 

f Students who have earned a score of 3 or higher on the High 

School Advanced Placement Calculus Exam (AB or BC) are 

exempt from MATH 204. 

ff Students who have earned a score of 3 or higher on the High 

School Advanced Placement Statistics Exam are exempt from 

MATH 205. 



Creative and Cultural Arts (6 units) 

One ART, DANC or THEA course selected from GenEd category I.E. (3) 
and 

One ARTH, DANC or ENGL literature course selected from GenEd cate- 
gory II.C.l. (3) 

Education Related Courses (24 units) 

ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) (LB.) 

ELED 201 School and American Society (3) (II.B.3.) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) (II.C.2.) 

EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Socierv (3) (II.C.3.) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

ECED 201 Intervention and the Young Child (3) 

ELED 322 Foundations in Reading and other Language Arts (3) 

PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS (61-62 units) 
Level I Internship (14-15 units) 

ELED 320 Foundations of Writing and Other Language Arts (3) 

ELED 323 Principles and Practices of Instruction in Reading and 

Language Arts (3) 
ELED 363 Language and Literacy Internship (3) 

EDUC 417 Children's Literature and other Materials for Teaching 

Reading and Language Arts (3) 
phis one of the following: 
ARED 371 Art and the Child (3) 

KNES 324 Teaching Physical Education in Elementary School (2) 

MUED 305 Methods of Teaching Music in Elementary School (2) 

Level n Internship (17 units) 

ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

BIOL 303 Life Sciences (3) 

PHSC 303 Earth/Space Science (3) 

MATH 323 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School (3) 

MATH 324 Supervised Observation and Participation in Elementary 

School Mathematics (2) 
SCIE 376 Teaching Science in Elementary School (3) 

Professional Development School Year-Long Internship 
Levels m and FV 

Elementary Education majors (Interns) follow the school system 
calendar for the PDS in which they are assigned. In Level III or 
Level rV (as appropriate). Interns begin in August when teachers 
start the school year; and observe the school system calendar 
instead of the Towson Universit>' spring break. 

Level in Internship (15 units) 

ELED 31 1 Child and the Elementary School Curriculum and 

Assessment (3) 
ELED 312 Professional Development School Internship I (3) 

ELED 365 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School (3) 

ELED 429 Principles and Practices of Assessment in Reading and 

Language Arts (3) 
SPED 401 Curriculum and Methods of Inclusion (3) 

Level FV Internship (15 units) 

ELED 468 Professional Development School Internship 11 |12) 

ELED 469 Professional Development School Internship II Seminar (3) 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTEGRATED 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - SPECL\L 
EDUCATION MAJORS 

Academic Content (total 131 units) 

At least 60 of the following units must be taken before formal 

admission to the professional education sequence. 

ENGL 102 (3) 

English Elective (3) 

(Literature course recommended) 
HIST 145 or 146 (3) 
History Elective (3) 

(Non-Western course recommended) 



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SOCI 101 (3) 

MATH 204 (4) 

MATH 205 (4) 

MATH 251 (4) 

BIOL 115 (4) 

PHSC 101 (4) 

ISTC201 (3) 

MUSC 101 (3) 

ART (3) from GenEd I.E. 

HLTH 101 (3) 

OFST 101 (3) 

PSYC 101 (3) 

PSYC201 (3) 

SPED 301 (3) 

SPED XXX Field Experience ( 1 ) 

co-requisite with SPED 301 
EDUC203 (3) 
ELED 322 (3) 

Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet the content 
requirements outlined above and the university's General 
Education requirements. 

Professional Education Courses 

Level I Courses 

ELED 363 Field Studies for Elementary Teaching (3) 

ELED 320 Foundations of Writing and Other Language Arts (3) 

ECED 201 Intervention and The Young Child (3) 

or 
ELED 310 Child Development 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology for Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
EDUC 417 Children's Literature and Other Materials for Reading 

and Language Arts in Elementary School (3) 
ELED 323 Principles and Practices of Instruction in Reading and 

Language Arts m the Elementary School (3) 

Level II Courses 

MATH 323 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (3) 
MATH 324 Supervised Observation/Participation in Elementary 

School Mathematics (2) 
BIOL 303 Life Sciences (3) 

or 
PHSC 303 Earth-Space Science (3) 

SCIE 376 Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3) 

SPED 425 Formal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities, K-12 (3) 
SPED 441 Curriculum/Methods of Instruction for Students with 

Disabilities, K-12 (3) 



Level III Courses 

EESE475 PDS Internship I (3) 

ELED 311 Child and the Elementary School Curriculum and 

Assessment (3) 
ELED 429 Methods and Practices of Assessment in Reading and 

Language Arts (3) 
SPED 429 Curriculum/Methods of Classroom Management for 

Students with Disabilities (3) 
SPED 469 Collaborative Teaching in the Elementary School (3) 

Level rV Courses 

ELSE 476 PDS Internship II (12) 

EESE XXX Internship Seminar (3) 



Department of 
Secondary Education 

Professors: David Vocke (Chair), Gloria Neubert, Thomas 

Proffitt 
Associate Professor: Cynthia Hartzler-Miller 
Assistant Professors: Todd Kenreich, Theresa K. Adkins, Montana 

McCormick, Molly Mee 
Lecturers: Nancy Boyd, Jack Cole, Susan Hanson, Kenneth 

Layfield, David Lovewell, Allan Starkey 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 413F, 410-704-2562 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of the Teacher Education Unit is to inspire, educate 
and prepare facilitators of active learning for diverse and inclusive 
communities of learners in environments that are technologically 
advanced. 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Secondary Education offers 13 certification 
programs in the secondary subject areas of biology, chemistry, 
earth-space science, English, French, geography, German, history, 
mathematics, physics, school health, social science and Spanish. 

Programs for teaching kindergarten through grade 12 in Art, 
Dance, Library/Media, Music and Physical Education are offered 
by these academic departments. 

All Teacher Education programs are approved by the Maryland 
State Department of Education and the National Council for the 
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Upon graduation in 
one of these programs, students are eligible for certification to 
teach in Maryland. 

The programs of education for junior, middle and high school 
teachers are designed to bring about close integration between 
teaching methods and the practical experience of observation and 
student teaching. Students are required to file a Declaration of 
Intention Form. A Secondary Education adviser is required in addi- 
tion to an adviser in the major for the following majors: English 
Education, Geography Education, History Education, Mathematics 
Education, Modern Language Education, Science (Biology, 
Chemistry, Earth-Space Science and Physics) Education or Social 
Science Education. For information, go to Hawkins Hall, room 
413F. 

FORMAL ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM 

Students should apply for formal admission into the Secondary 
Education Program when they have met the following criteria: 

1. completion of at least 45 college units 

2. completion of a written application, including an essay 

3. a 2.50 cumulative GPA for all postsecondary institutions 
attended (submit original transcripts) 

4. presentation of Score Reporting Form for passing scores on 
Praxis I — Academic Skills Assessment: Reading, Writing and 
Mathematics to the Center for Professional Practice for admis- 
sion to the program. Information on the Praxis tests is avail- 
able in the Center for Professional Practice, Hawkins Hall, 
room 303.) 

5. All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education 
program at Towson University are required to complete a 
Criminal History Disclosure Form. This form is to be nota- 
rized and sent to the director of the Center for Professional 
Practice to be kept on file. 

Once passing scores for Praxis I are received, students are permitted 
to enroll in Principles of Secondary Education and Using Reading 
and Writing in the Secondary School. Prior to program admission, 



Department of Secondary Education 



students are permitted to take only Educational Psychology, 
Introduction to Special Education, K-12, Foundations of 
Education, and Utilization of Instructional Media from the educa- 
tion program. 

Information on Praxis testing is available in the Center for 
Professional Practice (Hawkins Hall, room 303). Students must 
secure approval for student teaching from the department: it is 
contingent upon successful completion of the required courses, 
demonstration of acceptable competencies in the tested areas, and 
meeting CPA requirements (see GPA Requirement for Student 
Teaching). 

After introductory courses in the nature of today's schools and 
their students and appropriate field experiences, the prospective 
secondary teacher enters the student teaching term which begins 
prior to the start of the TU term. Methods, philosophy, techniques 
and practice are combined to provide a thorough preparation for 
teaching, and such preparation must be demonstrated prior to stu- 
dent teaching. 

SECONDARY TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM 

In addition to majoring in one of the 13 subject area certification 
programs and satisfying the university General Education (GenEd) 
requirements, students must complete the professional education 
courses listed below. 

Outcomes 

The Department of Secondary Education utilizes the Interstate 
New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortiimi (INTASC) 
Principles as the performance-based outcomes for teacher 
candidates. 

Required Professional Education Courses 

A minimum grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher is required for all 

courses. 

PSYC201 



SPED 301 
ISTC 301 
EDUC 401 
SCED 341 
SCED 460 



SCED 499 



SCED XXX 
SCED XXX 

SCED 461 



Educational Psychology (3): 
(prerequisite course-PSYC 101) 
Introduction to Special Education (3) 
Utilizing Instructional Media (3) 
Foundations of Education (3) 
Principles of Secondary Education (4) 
Using Reading and Writing in the Secondary 
School (4) (taken concurrendy with SCED 341 and 
shares a required field e.xperience) 
Internship in Secondary Education (6) 
(taken at a professional development school the fall or 
spring term, whichever precedes the student teaching 
term, with Methods of Teaching Major Subject) 
Methods of Teaching Ma|or Subject (3) 
Student Teaching (12) 

Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (3)* 
(taken concurrently with Student Teaching) 
Additional requirements to be integrated into GetiEds: 
HIST 145 History of U.S. to Mid-19th Century (II.B.l.) (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of U.S. since Mid-19th Century (II.B.l.) (3) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (II. B. 3.) (3) 

Fulfillment of the GenEd Category II.C.3. Western 

Heritage; Cultural Plurality and Diversity 

or 

GenEd II. D. Global Awareness; Non-Western Cultures, 

Traditions, Issues 
Note: Some methods courses are offered spring or fall only. Check with 
your adviser. 

Subjea Major 

Refer to the department under which a specific major is discussed. 
For instance, those interested in teaching history at the secondary 
level should refer to the Secondary Education program of the 
Department of History for specific requirements. 



The Professional Year 

As part of their year-long professional internship, all teacher candi- 
dates begin their Professional Development School internship prior 
to the start of the regular Towson University term. This date varies 
by school system, and candidates must plan appropriately to fulfill 
their program requirements. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT TEACHING 

l.All students must meet the following GPA requirements to be 
admitted to student teaching: 2.75 GPA in major field and in 
professional education courses and 2.50 overall GPA, based on 
transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended. 
(Consult with SCED adviser) 

2. All preservice students in Teacher Education programs at 
Towson University whose program of study requires an intensive 
and extensive internship or student teaching experience in a pub- 
lic or private school setting (pre-K through 12) are required to 
undergo a criminal background check before entering this expe- 
rience. The criminal background check must be filed with Karen 
Schafer, the director of the Center for Professional Practice. 

KINDERGARTEN- 12th GRADE 
TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS 

Students may obtain certification to teach the following subjects at 
both the elementary and secondary levels: art, dance, library media, 
music and physical education. 

Teacher Education programs exist in the following areas: 

• Art Education 

• Dance Education 

• Library Media 

• Music Education 

• Physical Education 

For required courses and special program information, consult the 
section of this catalog dealing with each particular major. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM 

Students wishing to ma|or in Secondary Special Education should 
contact Charles Meyer, Hawkins Hall 120C, 410-704-3595 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING— SECONDARY 

Director: Debbie Piper 
Hawkins Hall 222, 410-704-4935 

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to prepare 
especially qualified post-baccalaureate students for teaching certifi- 
cations in grades 5 through 12. Consult the Graduate Catalog for 
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Department of Special Education 

Professors: Deborah Gartland, Maya Kalyanpur, Roberta 

Strosnider, Jane Williams (Chair) 
Associate Professors: Darlene Fewster, Amy Fleet 
Assistant Professors: Davenia Lea, Amy Nicholas 
Lecturers: Claudia Carlson, Kennon Evans, Charles Meyer 
Visiting Instructor: Rosemary Rappa 

OFHCE 

Hawkins Hall 404, 410-704-4984 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Special Education is responsible for courses 
that are not limited to a single teacher education program. The 
education course listings include core education courses that pro- 
vide knowledge and skills for general application in teaching and 
training areas. The instructional technology and special education 
offerings also have K-12 applications. 

Graduate programs include the Master of Arts in Teaching and 
the Master of Education. 

MAJOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Infant/Primary Track 
Director: Mava Kalvanpur 
Hawkins Hall 419, 410-704-3122 

Students majoring in Special Education complete the 
Infant/Primary Track (birth-grade 3). To meet the requirements of 
the College of Education and the Maryland State Department of 
Education, students must complete all required General Education 
and professional education courses for the Infant/Primary Track to 
earn a total of 128 units. Students must maintain an overall cumu- 
lative GPA of 2.75 or higher and a 3.00 GPA or higher in courses 
for the major. 

Elementary/Middle Track 

Director: Darlene Fewster 
Hawkins Hall 102B, 410-704-2459 

Students majoring in Elementary Special Education complete the 
Elementary Track (grades 1-8). To meet the requirements of the 
College of Education and the Maryland State Department of 
Education, students must complete all required General Education 
and professional education courses required for the 
Elementary/Middle Track to earn a total of 128 units. Students 
must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and a 
3.00 GPA or higher in courses for the major. 

Secondary/Adult Track 
Director: Charles Mever 
HawkmsHall 120C, 410-704-4915 

Students majoring in Secondary Special Education complete the 
Secondary/Adult Track (grade 6-adult). To meet the requirements 
of the College of Education and the Maryland State Department of 
Education, students must complete all required General Education 
and professional education courses for their concentration to earn 
a total of 128-133 units. Students must maintain an overall cumu- 
lative GPA of 2.75 or higher and a 3.00 GPA or higher in courses 
for their major. 

Special Education majors should meet with their advisers every 
term to ensure that their planned programs of study meet universi- 
ty, major and Maryland State Department of Education certifica- 
tion requirements. Students must consult with their advisers prior 
to taking courses on a Pass grading option. CA)urses in the major 
and courses required for Maryland State Department of Education 
certification may not be taken with this option. All tracks of the 
Special Education program begin in the fall term. 



Exceptions, changes, waivers, and/or substitutions from the pro- 
gram pattern for Special Education majors in content or sequence 
are permitted only with the written consent of the director of the 
Special Education Program. 

MAJOR IN INTEGRATED ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION-SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Director: Jane Williams 

Hawkins Hall 404D, 410-704-4499 

Elementary Education majors may elect to become certified in 

both Elementary and Special Education by selecting the integrated 

approach. This program, specially designed to integrate both 

majors, prepares students as elementary classroom teachers and as 

special education teachers. 

The Integrated Elementary Education-Special Education pro- 
gram is provided in three locations: Towson University, 
Universities at Shady Grove, and Laurel College Center. The pro- 
gram is a screened program and major. Applicants must achieve 
qualifying scores on Praxis I as established by MSDE, a minimum 
2.75 GPA on all prerequisite course work required for the major, 
and the required speech and hearing screening. The total program 
equals 131 units. 

PRE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR 
ALL CANDIDATES 

Students interested in majoring in Special Education must first gain 
admission to Towson University. Admission to the university, how- 
ever, does not guarantee admission to the Special Education major 
Students must then complete a Declaration of Intended Major 
Form available through the Center for Professional Practice (CPP), 
Hawkins Hall, room 303, at which time they will he assigned a 
Special Education adviser. All students applying for admission to a 
Teacher Education program at Towson University are required to 
complete a Criminal History Disclosure Form. This form is to be 
notarized and sent to the director of the Center for Professional 
Practice to be kept on file. 

Screening 

Special Education is a screened major. All candidates for the 
Special Education major w-ill be ranked according to cumulative 
GPA in all college or university courses (transfer GPA and/or TTJ 
GPA). The number of students admitted during any given term is 
determined by the number of seats available in courses which, m 
turn, is determined by available faculty resources. 
To receive approval for admission, students are required to: 

1. take a speech and hearing screening 

2. have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (which includes 
grades transferred to and grades earned at TL') 

3. have completed ENGL 102 with a grade of C or higher 

4. have completed 60 or more units 

5. have scores on the Praxis I at or above the level of standards 
established by the Maryland State Department of Education 
(Information on the Praxis tests is available in the Center for 
Professional Practice, Hawkins Hall, room 303.) 

Screening occurs again for admission into student teaching. 
Students are required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher 
and a GPA of 3.00 or higher in the major and must have complet- 
ed a minimum of 90 units. All preservice students in Teacher 
Education programs at Towson University whose program of 
study requires an intensive and extensive internship experience in 
a public or private school setting (pre-K through 12), are required 
to undergo a criminal background check before beginning this 
experience. The criminal background check must be filed with the 
director of the Center for Professional Practice. 



Department of Special Education 



Transfer Students 

Special Education Program personnel are responsive to the trans- 
fer student and will accept those credits which are compatible with 
the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Special Education 
major and state certification requirements. Please note, although 
credits might qualif\' toward graduation, only an evaluation con- 
ducted by the Special Education director will determine which 
credits will also apply toward the major Students must first have 
their transcripts evaluated by the Office of Admissions before 
requesting a special education transcript evaluation. 

The Professional Year 

Special Education majors follow the school system calendar for the 

Professional Development School to which they are assigned as 

interns. The professional year starts m August when the teachers 

begin the school year and follows the school system spring break 

schedule. 

MAJOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 
Infant/Primary Track 
Academic Content (total 128 units) 

At least 60 of the foUowmg units must be taken before formal 
admission to the professional education sequence. 
I. English (9 units) 

(I.A.) ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

(II.C.3.) ENGL .\xx 'Choose an Enghsh course trom n.C.3. (3) 
ENGL XXX Elective (3) 

n. Social Studies (9 units) 

lILD.I GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 
or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 
(U.B.I. I HIST 145 Historv of the U.S. to the Mid- 19th Cennin' 

(3) 
or 
HIST 146 History- of the U.S. since the Mid- 1 9th 

Centun- (3) 
(n.C.2.1 SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

UI. Science (8 units) 

(n.A.) BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 

(n.A.) PHSC 101 Physical Science I (4) 

r\". Mathematics (12 units) 

MATH 204 Math Concepts and Struaures 1 (4) 
(I.e.) MATH 205 Math Concepts and Structures 11 (4) 

.\L\TH251 Elements of Geometry (4) 

V. Art (3 units) 

(I.E.) ART XXX "Choose one art course for non-Art majors. 

(3) 

VI. Music (3 units) 

(n.C.l.) MUSC 101 Introduction to Music of Western Heritage 
(3) 

Vn. Psychology (6 units) 

(n.C.2.) PSYC lOl' Introduction to Psychology (3) 
or 

PSYC 102 Honors Introduction to Psychology (3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

Vin. Additional Required Courses (18 units) 

II.B.) ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 

ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

(n.B.3.) COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
or 

DFST 101 Introduttion to Deaf Culture (3) 

ECED 201 Intervention and the Young Child (3) 
(I.D.) EDUC 301 Writing and Communicanon Skills for 

Teachers (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

*Refer to the explanation of the General Education requirements in this 
catalog. 



Professional Education Coiu-ses - Infant/Primary 

First Term (15 units) (Fall) 

ECED 321 Foundations of Reading and Language Arts (3) 

SPED 425 Formal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
ECED 315 Infant Intervention (3) 

SPED 428 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities (3) 

SPED 441 Curriculum/Methods of Instruaion for Students with 

Disabilities (3) 

Second Term (15 units) (Spring) 

ECED 360 Early Literacy Practice and Materials (3) 

SPED 430 Informal Tests and Measurements of Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
SCIE 371 Teaching Science in Early Childhood (2) 

MUED 304 Methods of Teaching .Music in Early Childhood (2) 
ARED 3~i Art for Early Childhood Education (2) 
SPED 413 Assistive Technology (3) 

Third Term (15 units) (Fall) 

SPED 49" Internship: Students with Disabilities in Infant/Primary 

Programs (3) 
SPED 429 Curriculum/Methods of Classroom Management (3) 

ECED 361 Teaching Reading in Primary- Grades (3) 

ECED 429 Principles and Practices of Reading (3) 

MATH 321 Teaching Math in Early Childhood Education (3) 

Fourth Term (15 units) (Spring) 

SPED 498 Student Teaching: Special Educanon (12) 

SPED 493 Student Teaching Seminar ( 3 ) 

Elementary/Middle Track 

Academic Content (total 128 units) 

At least 60 of the following units must be taken before formal 

admission to the professional education sequence. 

I. English (9 units) 

(I.A.) ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

or 

ENGL 1 90 Honors Writing Seminar 

ENGL Elecnve (3) (from GenEd n.C.3.) 

ENGL Elective (3) 

n. Social Studies (9 units) 

(E.B.l.) mST 145 Histor>- of the U.S. to the Mid-19th 
Centur>' (3) 
or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid- 1 9th Cenniry (3) 
(n.D.) GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 
or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 

m. Science (8 units) 

(n.A.) BIOL no Contemporary General Biology (4) 
(D.A.) PHSC 101 Physical Science I (4) 

IV. Mathematics (12 units) 

.MATH 204 Math Concepts and Structures I (4) 
(I.e.) .MATH 205 Math Concepts and Structures II (4) 

.\L-'iTH251 Elements of Geometr)' (4) 

V. An (3 units) 

(I.E.) ART .XXX 'Choose one art course for non-Art majors (3) 

VI. Music (3 units) 

(n.C.l.) MUSC 101 Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage 
(3) 

vn. Psychology (6 units) 

(n.C.2.) PSYC 101 Introdurtion to Psychology (3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 



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VIH. Additional Required Courses (18 units) 

(II.B.3.) DFST 101 Introduction to Deaf Culture (3) 

or 
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speecfi Communication (3) 
EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for 

Teachers (3) 

Introduction to Special Education (3) 

Foundations of Reading and Other Language 

Arts (3) 

Using Information Effectively in 

Education (3) 

Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 



(I.D.: 



(I.B.) 



SPED 301 
ELED 322 

ISTC201 



ISTC301 



Note: Approved courses for General Education categories. Those listed are 
recommended for Special Education majors. 

Professional Education Courses - Elementary/Middle 
First Term (15 units) (Fall) 

SPED 425 Formal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities K- 12 (3) 
PSYC203 Human Development (3) 

SPED 428 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities (3) 

ELED 323 Principles and Practices of Instruction in Reading and 

Language Arts (3) 
ELED 417 Children's Literature (3) 

Second Term (15 units) (Spring) 

SPED 430 Informal Tests and Measurements of Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
SPED 441 Curriculum/Methods of Instruction for Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
PSYC 403 Psychology of Infancy and Childhood (3) 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology (3) 

SPED 427 Curriculum/Methods of Social, Emotional, and Motor 

Development of Students with Disabilities K-12 (3) 

Third Term (14 units) (Fall) 

SPED 491 Internship: Students with Disabilities in 

Elementary/Middle Programs (3) 
ELED 429 Methods/Practices of Assessment in Reading and 

Language Arts (3) 
SPED 429 Curriculum/Methods of Classroom Management (3) 

MATH 323 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School (3) 
MATH 324 Supervised Observation/Participation in Elementary 

School Mathematics (2) 

Fourth Term (15 units) (Spring) 

SPED 498 Student Teaching: Special Education (12) 

SPED 493 Student Teaching Seminar ( 3 ) 

Secondary /Adult Track 

Students majoring in Secondary Special Education must choose one 
of the following tracks: English, Math, Social Science, or Middle 
School General Science. 

English Track: Academic Content (total 131 units) 

At least 60 of the following units must be taken before formal 
admission to the professional education sequence: 
I. English (21 units) 

(I.A.) ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

(II.C.I.) ENGL 221 British Literature to 1798 (3) 
or 
ENGL 222 British Literature since 1798 (3) 
(II.C.3.) ENGL 233 Survey of African-American Literature (3) 
or 
ENGL 235 Ethnic-American Literature (3) 
ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature (3) 

or 
ENGL 236 American Indian Literature 1772-Present (3) 
ENGL 251 Applied Grammar (3) 
ENGL 283 Introduction to Imaginary Writing (3) 

or 
ENGL 3 1 1 Writing Poetry (3) 

or 
ENGL 3 1 2 Writing Fiction ( 3 ) 
ENGL 361 Literary Research and Applied Criticism (3) 



n. Social Studies (9 units) 

(II.D.) GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 
or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 
(II.B.l.) HIST 145 History of the U.S. to the Mid- 19th 
Century (3) 
or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th 
Century (3) 
(II.C.I.) SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 



m. Science (8 units) 
(II.A.) BIOL 110 
(II.A.) PHSC 101 



Contemporary General Biology (4) 
Physical Science I (4) 



TV. Mathematics (8 units) 

MATH 204 Math Concepts and Structures I (4) 
(I.e.) MATH 205 Math Concepts and Structures II (4) 



V. Art 

(I.E.) 



3 units) 
ART x.\x 



VI. Psychology (6 units) 
(II.C.2.) PSYC 101 
PSYC 203 



Choose one art course for non-Art 
majors (3) 



Introduction to Psychology (3) 
Human Development (3) 



Vn. Additional Required Courses (15 units) 

(I.B.) ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 

(II.B.3.) COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
(I.D.) EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for 

Teachers (3) 
ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

Professional Education Courses - Secondary/ Adult - English Track 
First Term (16 units) (Fall) 

SPED 425 Formal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (3) 

SCED 460 Using Reading and Writing in Secondary Education (4) 

SPED 428 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities (3) 

SPED 441 Curriculuin/Methods of Instruction for Students with 

Disabilities (3) 



Second Term (15 units) (Spring) 

SPED 430 Informal Tests and Measurements of Students ' 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology (3) 

PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

SCED 419 Young Adult Literature (3) 



■ith 



Third Term (15 units) (Fall) 

SPED 496 Internship: Students with Disabilities in Secondary/Adult 

Programs (3) 
SPED 453 Curriculum/ Methods of Secondary Special Education and 

Transiti<in (3) 
SPED 429 Curriculum/Methods of Classroom Management (3) 

SCED 357 Teaching English in Secondary Education (3) 

ENGL XXX English elective (3) 

Fourth Term (15 units) (Spring) 

SPED 498 Student Teaching: Special Education (12) 

SCED 461 Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas (3) 

Middle School General Science Track: Academic Content 

(total 132 units) 

At least 60 of the following units must be taken before formal 

admission to the professional education sequence: 

I. English (6 units) 

(LA.) ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

(II.C.3.) ENGL XXX Caboose an English course from GenEd II.C.3. 



Department of Special Education 



n. Social Studies (9 units) 

(II.D.) GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 
or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 
(Il.B.l.) HIST 145 History of the U.S. to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th 

Century (3) 
(11.C.2.) SOCl 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 



in. Science (23 units) 
(II.A.) BIOL 201 



(II.A.) 



PHSC 101 
GEOL 121 
PHSC 303 
CHEM 110 
BIOL 115 



Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics (4) 

Physical Science I (4) 

Physical Geology (4) 

Earth-Space Science (3) 

General Chemistry I (4) 

Biological Science I (4) 



rV. Mathematics (8 units) 

(I.e.) MATH 119 Pre-Calculus (4) 

MATH 237 Elementary Biostatistics (4) 



V. Art (3 units) 
(I.E.) ART.Kxx 

VI. Music (3 units) 

lII.C.l.) MUSC 101 

Vn. Psychology (6 units) 

(I1.C.2.) PSYC 101 
PSYC 203 



*Choose one art coutse for non-Art majors (3) 



Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 



Introduction to Psychology (3) 
Human Development (3) 



Vni. Additional Required Courses (15 units) 

(I.B.) ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 

(11. B. 3.) COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
(I.D.) EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for 
Teachers (3) 
ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

Professional Education Courses - Secondary/ Adult - 

Middle School General Science Track 

First Term (16 units) (Fall) 

SPED 425 Formal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities K- 12 (3) 
SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (3) 

SCED 460 Using Reading and Writing in Secondary Education (4) 

SPED 428 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities (3) 

SPED 44 1 Curriculum/Methods of Instruction for Students with 

Disabilities (3) 



Second Term (15 units) (Spring) 

SPED 430 Informal Tests and Measurements of Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology (3) 

PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

SCIE xx.x Science course chosen from BIOL 115, BIOL 201, 

PHSC 101, PHSC 303, CHEM 110, GEOL 121 (4) 



Third Term (16 units) (Fall) 

SPED 496 Internship: Students with Disabilities in Secondary/Adult 

Programs (3) 
SPED 453 Curriculum/ Methods of Secondary Special Education 

and Transition (3) 
SPED 429 Curriculum/Methods of Classroom Management (3) 

SCIE 380 Teaching Science in Secondary Education (3) 

SCIE XXX Approved science course 

Fourth Term (IS units) (Spring) 

SPED 498 Student Teaching: Special Education (12) 

SCED 461 Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas (3) 



Math Track: Academic Content (total 133 units) 

At least 60 of the following units must be taken before formal 

admission to the professional education sequence: 

I. English (6 units) 

(LA.) ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

(II.C.3.) Choose an English course from GenEd II.C.3.) 

n. Social Studies (9 units) 



(II.D.: 



(II.C.2. 
(Il.B.l. 1 



GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 

or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 
HIST 145 History of the U.S. to the Mid- 19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th 

Century (3) 



ni. Science (8 units) 
(II.A.) BIOL 110 
(II.A.) PHSC 101 

rV. Mathematics (24 units) 



Contemporary General Biology (4) 
Physical Science I (4) 



(I.e.) MATH 119 

MATH 237 
MATH 251 
MATH 267 
MATH 273 
MATH 274 

V. Art (3 units) 
(I.E.) ART X.XX 

VI. Music (3 units) 

MUSC 101 



vn. Psychology (6 units) 
(II.C.2.) PSYC 101 
PSYC 203 



Pre-Calculus (4) 
Elementary Biostatistics (4) 
Elements of Geometry (4) 
Introduction to Abstract Math (4) 
Calculus 1 (4) 
Calculus II (4) 



*Choose one art course for non-Art majors (3) 



Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage 

(3) 



Introduction to Psychology (3) 
Human Development (3) 



Vm. Additional Required Courses (15 units) 

(I.B.) ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 

(I1.B.3.) COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
(I.D.) EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for 

Teachers (3) 
ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

Professional Education Courses - Secondary/ Adult - Math Track 

First Term (16 units) (Fall) 

SPED 425 Formal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (3) 

SCED 460 Using Reading and Writing in Secondary Education (4) 

SPED 428 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities (3) 

SPED 441 Curriculum/Methods of Instruction for Students with 

Disabilities (3) 

Second Term (15 units) (Spring) 

SPED 430 Informal Tests and Measurements of Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology (3) 

PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

MATH XXX Math course chosen from MATH 119, MATH 237, 

MATH 251, MATH 273, MATH 274, MATH 267 (4) 

Third Term (16 units) (Fall) 

SPED 496 Internship: Students with Disabilities in Secondary/Adult 

Programs (3) 
SPED 453 Curriculum/ Methods of Secondary Special Education 

and Transition (3) 
SPED 429 Curriculum/Methods of Classroom Management (3) 

MATH 423 Teaching Math in Secondary Education (3) 
MATH xx.\ Approved math course 



The College of Education 



Fourth Term (15 units) (Spring) 

SPED 498 Student Teaching; Special Education (12) 

SCED 461 Teaching Reading m Secondary Content Areas (3) 

Social Science Track: Academic Content (total 128 units) 

At least 60 of the following units must be taken before formal 

admission to the professional education sequence: 

I. English (6 units) 

(I.A.) ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

(n.C.3.) Choose an English course from GenEd n.C.3. 



n. Social Studies (27 
(ILD.) GEOG 102 



(ILB.l. 



GEOG 105 
HIST 145 
HIST 146 

HIST 102 

HIST 103 

SOCI 101 
ECON201 

ECON 202 
POSC 103 
SOSC 401 



in. Science (8 units) 
(U.A.) BIOL 110 
(II.A.) PHSC 101 



units) 

World Regional Geography (3) 

or 

Geography of International Affairs (3) 

History of the U.S. to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

History of the U.S. since the Mid- 19th Century 

(3) 

History of European Civilization through the 

17th Century (3) 

History of European Civilization from the 

17th Century (3) 

Introduction to Sociology (3) 

Microeconomic Principles (3) 

or 

Macroeconomic Principles (3) 

American National Government (3) 

Topics in Social Sciences (3) 



Contemporary General Biology (4) 
Physical Science I (4) 



rV. Mathematics (8 units) 

(I.e.) MATH 204 Math Concepts and Structures I (4) 
MATH 205 Math Concepts and Structures II (4) 



V. Art (3 units) 
(I.E.) ART XXX 



*Choose one art course for non-Art majors (3) 



Vl. Psychology (6 units) 

(II.C.2.) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 
PSYC 203 Human Development (3) 

Vn. Additional Required Courses (15 units) 

(LB.) ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 
(II.B.3.) COMM131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
(I.D.) EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for Teachers (3) 
ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

Professional Education Courses - Secondary/Adult - 
Social Science Track 
First Term (16 units) (Fall) 

SPED 425 

SCED 341 
SCED 460 
SPED 428 
SPED 441 



Formal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 

Principles of Secondary Education (3) 

Using Reading and Writing in Secondary Education (4) 

Working with Families of Students with Disabilities (3) 

Curriculum/Methods of Instruction for Students with 

Disabilities (3) 



Second Term (15 units) (Spring) 

SPED 430 Informal Tests and Measurements of Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology (3) 

PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

Social Science course from CiEOG 102, GEOG 105, 
HIST 145, HIST 146, SOCI 101 (3) 



Third Term (15 units) (Fall) 

SPED 496 Internship: Students with Disabilities in Secondary/Adult 

Programs (3) 
SPED 453 Curriculum/ Methods of Secondary Special Education 

and Transition (3) 
SPED 429 Curriculum/Methods of Classroom Management (3) 

SCED 355 Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Education (3) 

Social Science course from GEOG 102, GEOG 105, HIST 

145, HIST 146, SOCI 101 (3) 

Fourth Term (IS units) (Spring) 

SPED 498 Student Teaching: Special Education (12) 

SCED 461 Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas (3) 



INTEGRATED ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - 
SPECIAL EDUCATION DUAL CERTIFICATION 
PROGRAM 

Academic Content (total 131 units) 

At least 60 of the following units must be taken before admission 

to the professional education sequence. 

I. English (6 units) 

(LA.) ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

ENGL elective literature course preferred (3) 

n. Social Studies (6 units) 

(II.B.l.) HIST 145 History of the U.S. to the Mid-19th Century 

(3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th 

Century (3) 
(ILD.) HIST elective non-Western course recommended (3) 



in. Science (8 units) 

(II.A.) BIOL 110 
(II.A.) PHSC 101 



Contemporary General Biology (4) 
Physical Science I (4) 



rV. Mathematics (12 units) 

MATH 204 Math Concepts and Structures I (4) 
(I.e.) MATH 205 Math Concepts and Structures II (4) 

MATH 251 Elements of Geometry (4) 

V. Fine and Performing Arts (6 units) 

(I.E.) ART x,\x Choose one course for I.E. (3) 

(II.C.l.) MUSC 101 Music from Western Heritage (3) 

V.L Psychology (6 units) 

(II.C.2.) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 



v.n. 

(LB.: 

(II.B, 
(II.B. 
(II.B, 



Addi 

3.) 
3.) 
2.) 



(II.C.3.) 



itional Required Courses (22 units) 

ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 

HLTH 101 Wellness in a Diverse Society (3) 
DFST 101 Introduction to Deaf Culture (3) 

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education K-12 (3) 

EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society (3) 
SPED 470 ELSE Field Experience ( 1 ) 

ELED 322 Foundations of Reading and 

Language Arts (3) 



Professional Education Courses 
First Term (18 units) (Fall) 

ELED 363 Language and Literacy Internship (3) 

(I.D.) ELED 320 Foundations of Writing and Other Language 

Arts (3) 
ECED 201 Infants and Young Children (3) 

or 
ELED 3 1 Child Development ( 3 ) 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology (3) 

EDUC 417 Children's Literature (3) 
ELED 323 Principles and Practices of Instructional 

Reading (3) 



Department of Special Education 



Second Term (17 units) (Spring) 

MATH 323 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School 
(3) 

Supervised Observation/Participation in 
Elementary School Mathematics (2) 
Life Sciences (3) 
or 

Earth-Space Science (3) 
Teaching Science in Elementary School (3) 
Formal Tests and Measurements (3) 
Curriculum Methods of Instruction (3) 

(Fall) 

Elementary Education/Special Education 

Internship I (3) 

Child and the Elementary School Curriculum 

Assessment (3) 

Principles and Practices of Assessment in 

Reading and Language Arts (3) 

Curriculum Methods of Classroom 

Management (3) 

Collaborative Teaching in Elementary 

Schools (3) 



NL\TH 324 


BIOL 303 


PHSC 303 
SCIE 376 
SPED 425 
SPED 441 


Third Term (15 units 

EESE 475 


ELED311 


ELED 429 


SPED 429 


SPED 469 



GRADUATE PROGRAM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Hawkins Hall, 402A, 410-704-6001 

This Master of Education program prepares currently certified 
teachers for careers as special educators and special education 
specialist/leaders. The Certification Track meets the requirements 
for MSDE generic special education certification at infant/primary, 
elementary or secondary levels. The Teacher as Leader Track satis- 
fies 12 of the 18 units of the Maryland Administrator I Certificate 
and offers a choice of three focus areas for further study in tech- 
nology, inclusion or transition to adulthood. The Master of Arts in 
teaching offers certification in special education for individuals 
who hold an undergraduate degree outside of education. See the 
Graduate Catalog for details 



Fourth Term (15 units) (Spring) 

EESE 476 Elementary- Education/Special Education 

Internship II ( 12) 
SPED 471 Elementary Education/Special Education 

Internship Seminar (3) 





The College of Fine Arts and Communication 



The College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) comprises the departments of Art. Dance. 
Electronic Media and Film. Mass Communication and Communication Studies. Music, and Theatre Arts. 
Through classroom and experiential preparation. COFAC's programs prepare graduates for exciting 
careers and/or graduate study. The broad liberal education we offer, along with specialized professional 
training in their respective fields, enables students to develop creative and analytical abilities tailored to 
their future aspirations. In fact, we not only provide intensive study for our majors and minors, but we also 
offer all TU students the opportunity to participate in an exciting variety of academic and artistic experi- 
ences. 

In fall 2005. the renovation and addition of the Center for the Arts, the home of the departments of Art. 
Dance. Music and Theatre Arts was completed. The building project doubled the size of the facilities avail- 
able to students, adding a music recital hall, an M.FA.art gallery, an intimate studio theatre, and four state- 
of-the-art dance studios, including a studio-theatre space. The Center for the Arts also houses the Asian Arts 
& Culture Center gallery and garden, and the Maryland Arts Festival headquarters. The College of Fine 
Arts and Communication also tnaintains several additional spaces that assist students and faculty in activ- 
ities supporting curricular offerings. These include Van Bokkelen Hall arid the Media Center-housing jour- 
nalism laboratories, the debate and speech facility. XTSR-AM. radio-television-film laboratories, the tele- 
vision station and WMJF-TV-and Stephens Hall Theatre, which provides performance space for dance, 
opera and musicals. 

Recognized as a fine arts center for Maryland, the college continues to pursue its mission to enhance 
communication and the fine and performing arts, and contribute to the cultural life ofTowson and Greater 
Baltimore through an annual program of events that includes more than 90 music performances: at least 
26 student films: 1 7 dance events; numerous debates, lectures and workshops: no fewer than four mainstage 
plays as well as exciting M.FA. orignal works: a daily campus television show; and eight to 10 art exhibi- 
tions. 

The college also sponsors international exchange programs with schools in China. Germany. Ireland, 
Korea, Russia, Italy and the United Kingdom. Please visit our Web site for more information. 



Christopher Spicer, Dean 

Trudy Cobb Dennard, Associate Dean 

James Hunnicutt, Senior Assistant to the Dean/Operations 



Art 

Art Education 
Dance Education 
Dance Performance 
Communication Studies 
Electronic Media and Film 
Mass Communication 
Music Education 
Music Composition 
Music Performance 
Theatre 



COLLEGE OFFICE 

Center for the Arts 3001. 410-704-3288 

Fax:410-704-6026 

\v\v\v.tovvson.edu/tu/finearts 



Department of Art 



Department of Art 



Professors: Christopher BartletT iGallery Director), Daniel 

BrowTi, Susan Isaacs (Honors Coordinator), Haig Janian, Jean 

M.K. Miller (Chair), James Paulsen 
Associate Professors: Jan Baum (M.F.A. Coordinator), Karl 

Fugelso, Robert Pitman, Stuart Stein, Nora Sturges, Sandra 

Tatman, Bridget Sullivan 
Assistant Professors: Raymond Martens, Tenia Matthews, Nahid 

Tootoonchi 
Visiting Assistant Professor: Trace Miller 
Senior Lecturer: Kay Broadwater 
Lecturer: Kenneth Morgan 
Part-time Faculty: Jocelyn Curtis, Richard Hellman, Michael 

Weiss 
Assistant to Chair: Leslie Varga 
Ad?ninistrative Assistant: Marcia Ekpaha-Mensah 
Slide Librarian: \'enetia Zachary 
Community Art Center Director: Bonnie Reynolds 
Director and Curator, Asian Arts & Culture Center: Suewhei Shieh 
Computer Lab Manager: Richard Thomas 



OFFICE 

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PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Art offers a comprehensive program compris- 
ing the following areas of concentration: Art History, Crafts, 
Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Graphic Design, Illustration and 
Photography. Associated with these concentrations, four degree 
programs are offered: the major in Art, the major in Art 
Education, the Master of Education in Art Education and the 
Master of Fine Arts. Minors are offered in Art History and Studio 
.\rt. 

The Department of Art offers a comprehensive, full-term travel- 
study abroad program as an integral part of the curriculum. 
Students register on campus but pursue art courses in a foreign 
locale under University System of Maryland faculty direction. 

The Department of Art offers non-credit art instruction through- 
out the year for children and adults through the Community An 
Center. 

FACILITIES 

The facilities available to undergraduate and graduate students are 
extensive. They are designed to encourage and fully support the 
creative endeavors of students. Each area of concentration has the 
equipment necessary to assure that students reach their potential. 

MAJOR IN ART 

Art majors must complete 66 to 72 units in art, depending on con- 
centration and program option. As pan of the total number of 
units, 36 units are taken in foundations. The First Level 
Foundation core (18 units) is identical for all majors. The Second 
Level Foundation core (18 units) is specific to the program option. 
(See Second Level Foundation courses listed under separate con- 
centrations/options.) All Art majors must successfully complete all 
of the first-year foundation courses listed below with a grade of at 
least a C before enrolling in any other art courses. 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

ART 103 Design 1 (3) 

ART 104 Design H (3) 

ART 111 Drawing and the Appreciation of Drawing I (3) 

.\RT211 Drawing 11 (3) 

ARTH 22 1 Survey of Western Art I ( 3 ) 

ARTH 222 Survey of Western .\n n (3) 



CRAFTS CONCENTRATION 

Students may select one of three program options within the Crafts 
Concentration: 1) Ceramics, 2) Metalsmithing and Jewelry or 3) 
Interdisciplinary Crafts. 

Ceramics Option (66 imits) 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (IS units) 

ART 21~ Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

or 
AKT 2xx/3xx .^ny Crafts Course 
ART 229 Painting 1 (3) 

ART 231 Ceramics 1 (3) 

ART 241 Sculpture 1 (3) 

ARTH 3xx/4xx Any 300-400 Art History Course (6) 

Required Courses (15 units) 
ART 309 Ceramics: Potters Wheel (3) 

ART 310 Ceramics: Handbuilding (3) 

ART 40^ Ceramics: Clay Sculpture 1 (3) 

ART 409 Ceramics: The Vessel (3) 

ART 49" Senior Project (3) 

Electives (15 units) 

ART 205 The Human Figure (3) 

ART l\xJ5\x Any Crafts Course 

or 
ART 361 Computer 3-D Modeling (3) 

.■\RT 308* Raku (3) 

ART 312* Ceramics: Special Topics (3) 

ART 400 Ceramics: Raw Materials (3) 

.•VRT 414-416 Advanced Studio in Ceramics (3-9) 

* Offered only during Minimester 

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Option (66 units) 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (18 units) 



ART 229 
ART 241 
ART IxxJixx 

ART 217 
ART 318 
ARTH 3xx/4x.\ Any 300-400-level An History Course (6) 



Painting I (3) 

Sculpture 1(3) 

i\ny Crafts Course 

or 

Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

Jewelr)' 1 (3) 



Required Courses 
ART 313 
.\RT319 
ART 339 
ART 418 
ART 497 

Electives (15 units) 
.\RT 234 
.-VRT IxxJixx 
ART 361 
ART 413 
ART 414 
ART 419 
ART 439 
ART 490 



(15 units) 

Enameling I (3) 

Metalsmithing I (3) 

Metal: Concept and Process (3) 

Jewelry II (3) 

Senior Project (3) 



Photography I (3) 
Any Crafts Course (3) 
Computer 3-D Modeling (3) 
Enameling II (3) 
Advanced Studio (3) 
Jewelry III (3) 
Metalsmithing 11 (3) 
Internship (3) 



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Interdisciplinary Crafts Option (66 units) 
First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (18 units) 

ART 229 Painting I (3) 

ART 231 Ceramics I (3) 

ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

ART 318 Jewelry I (3) 

ART 3xx Any Fibers Course (3) 

ARTH 3xx/4xx Any 300-400-level Art History Course (3) 

Required Courses (21 units) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 

ARTH 3xx/4xx Any 300-400-level Art History Course (3) 

Five courses selected from ceramics, jewelry, fibers, wood, and/or stained 

glass (15) 



Electives (9 units) 
ART 217 
ART 234 
ART 361 
ART 3xx/4xx 



ART 490 
THEA 249 



Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

Photography I (3) 

Computer 3-D Modeling (3) 

Any Advanced Level Jewelry, Metal, Ceramics, and/or 

Fibers Course (3) 

Internship in Art (3) 

Mask Tradition and Design (3) 



PAINTING CONCENTRATION 

Students may select one of two program options within the 
Painting Concentration: Painting or Computer Art. 

Painting Option (66 units) 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (18 units) 



ART 205 


The Human Figure (3) 


ART 229 


Painting I (3) 


ART 329 


Painting II (3) 


ART 241 


Sculpture I (3) 


ART 2xx/3xx 


Any 200-300-level Crafts Course (3) 


ARTH 324 


Modern Art II (3) 


Required Courses (21 units) 


ART 245 


Introduction to Printmaking (3) 


ART 402 


Life Drawing and Anatomy 1(3) 


ART 372 


or 

Advaned Drawing (3) 


ARTH 3xx/4xx 


Any 300-400-level Art History Course (3) 


ART 336 


Painting III (3) 


ART 346 


New Directions in Painting I (3) 


ART 436 


Painting IV (3) 


ART 497 


Senior Project (3) 



Electives (9 units) 

Nine units in studio art (at least 6 of which must be at the 300-400 level) 

Computer Art Option (66 units) 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (18 units) 

ART 217 

ART 229 

ART 234 

ART 329 

ART 2xx 



Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

Painting I (3) 

Photography I (3) 

Painting II (3) 

Any 200-level Sculpture Course (3) 



ART 2xx/3xx Any 200-300-level Crafts Course (3) 
ARTH 3xx/4xx Any 300-400-level Art History Course (3) 



Required Courses (21 units) 

ART 324 Modern Art II (3) 

ART 360 Computer Art I (3) 

ART 3xx/4xx Any 300-400-level Drawing Course (3) 

ART 346 New Directions in Painting I (3) 

ART 460 Computer Art II (3) 

ART 462 Computer Art III (3 ) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 

Electives (9 units from the following) 

ART 321 Computer Graphics I (3) 

ART 336 Painting III (3) 

ART 345 New Directions in Printmaking (3) 

ART 361 Computer 3-D Modeling (3) 

ART 363 Computer Multimedia I (3) 

ART 446 New Directions in Painting II (3) 

PRINTMAKING CONCENTRATION (66 units) 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (18 units) 

ART 205 The Human Figure (3) 

ART 229 Painting I (3) 

ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

or 
ART 2xx/3xx Any 200-300-level Crafts Course (3) 
ART 245 Introduction to Printmaking (3) 

ART 234 Photography I (3) 

ARTH 324 Modern Art II (3) 

Required Courses (24 units) 



ART 3xx/4xx 
ART 329 
ART 402 
ART 497 
ARTH 3xx/4xx 

Electives (6 units) 
ART 217 
ART 412 
ART 334 
ART 346 
ART 359 
ART 373 
ART 3xx/4xx 



Any Four Printmaking Courses (12) 

Painting II (3) 

Life Drawing and Anatomy I (3) 

Senior Pro|ect (3) 

Any 300-400-level Art History Course (3) 



Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

Life Drawing and Anatomy II (3) 

Photography U (3) 

New Directions in Painting I (3) 

Digital Photography I (3) 

Illustration I (3) 

One 300-400-level Studio Course (3)+ 



SCULPTURE CONCENTRATION (66 units) 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (18 units) 

ART 205 The Human Figure (3) 

ART 217 Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

ART 229 Painting I (3) 

ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

ARTH 323 Modern Art I (3) 

ARTH 324 Modern Art II (3) 

Required Courses (15 units) 
ART 361 Computer 3-D Modeling (3) 

ART 441 Advanced Sculpture II (3) 

ART 443 Advanced Sculpture III (3) 

ART 445 Experimental Directions (3) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 

Electives (15 units from the following) 

ART 31 1 Wood: Concept and Process (3) 

ART 318 Jewelry I (3) 

ART 339 Metal: Concept and Process (3) 

ART 340 Modeling: Concept and Process (3) 

ART 342 Carving: Concept and Process (3) 

ART 407 Ceramics: Clay Sculpture (3) 



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VISUAL COMMUNICATION CONCENTRATION 

Students may select one of five program options within the Visual 
Communication Concentration: 1) Graphic Design Screened 
Option, 2) Illustration: Studio Media Option, 3) Illustration: 
Digital Option, 4) Photography: Fine and Applied Arts Option, or 
5) Photography: Photographic Imaging Interdisciplinary Option. 

Graphic Design: Screened Option (72 units) 

Student prerequisites and procedures for Graphic Design screening: 

1. A GPA of 2.67 overall. 

2. The following courses must be completed by the end of the 
term in which the student applies to the Graphic Design 
Option: ART 103, ART 104, ART 1 1 1, ART 211, ART 217, 
ART 229, ARTH 221, ARTH 222. Students must complete 
these courses, or equivalent transferred courses before taking 
funher courses in the Graphic Design Option. 

3. A grade lower than B- (2.67) in any studio art course will elim- 
inate the student from consideration for the Graphic Design 
Option. 

4. Declared .Art majors may apply to the Graphic Design Option 
at the end of their third term of study. At the time of applica- 
tion, a minimum of 45 units must have been completed, 
including courses from that term. Students may apply who 
have earned an A. A. degree in a related major. 

5. To be considered in the screening process, students must sub- 
mit the following by the last day of finals in a given term: an 
official transcript, a Graphic Design Screening Form and a 
sealed 18"x 24" portfolio. The portfolio must include two 
pieces of work from ART 103, ART 211, ART 217 and ART 
229 (a total of eight pieces). Students who do not submit a 
portfolio or submit an incomplete portfolio will not be con- 
sidered for the Graphic Design Option at that time. Late appli- 
cations will not be considered. Students with an overall GPA 
of 3.50 or greater, having completed other prerequisites, and 
having completed a minimum of 45 units at Towson 
University, are accepted on confirmation of their overall GPA 
and do not need to submit portfolios. 

6. Students not accepted may reapply twice. 

If the student's GPA falls below a 3.00 in the major or 2.67 
overall, the student may have a probationary term to get the 
major GP.A to 3.00 and GPA to 2.67 overall. 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (18 units) 



ART 217 


Introduction to Computer Media (3 


ART 229 


Painting I (3) 


.ART 234 


Photography I (3) 


ART 241 


Sculpture I (3) 


ART 251 


or 

Ceramics 1 (3) 


ART 318 


or 

Jewelry I (3) 


ART 377 


Exhibit Design (3) 


ARTH 324 


Modern .An II (3) 


Required Courses (36 units) 


ART 317 


Graphic Design I (3) 


ART 355 


Typography (3) 


ART 321 


Computer Graphics 1(3) 


ARTH 327 


Histor)' of Modern Design (3) 


ART 334 


Photography 11 (3) 


ART 335 


OT 

Photography HI (3) 


ART 373 


Illustration 1 (3) 


ART 417 


Graphic Design II |3) 


ART 421 


Computer Graphics 11 (3) 


ART 473 


Illustration II (3) 


ART 457 


Graphic Design III (3) 



ART 483 


Package Design (3) 


ART 368 


Industrial Design (3) 


ART 363 

ART 497 


Computer Multimedia I (3) 
Senior Project (3) 



Illustration: Studio Media Option (69 units) 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 
Second Level Foundation (18 units) 



ART 205 


The Human Figure (3) 


ART 217 


Introduction to Computer Media (3) 


ART 229 


Painting I (3) 


ART 329 


Pamting II (3) 


ART 241 


Sculpture I (3) 


ART 2xxJ3xx 


or 

Any 200-300-level Crafts Course (3) 


ARTH 324 


Modern Art U (3) 


Required Courses (21 units) 


ARTH 3.XX/4XX 


Any 300-400-level Art Histor)- Course (3) 


.ART 317 


Graphic Design 1(3) 


ART 373 


Illustration 1 (3) 


ART 402 


Life Drawing and .Anatomy I (3) 


ART 473 


Illustration 11 (3) 


ART 474 


Illustration 111 (3) 


ART 497 


Senior Project (3) 


Electives (12 units) 


ART 336 


Painting 111 (3) 


ART XXX 


Any Watercolor Course (3) 


ART XXX 


Any Printmaking Course (3) 


ART 412 


Life Drawing (3) 


ART 3xx/4xx 


Anv 300- or 400-level Studio Course (6) 



Illustration: Digital Option (69 units) 



First Level Foundation (18 units) 



Second Level Foundation (18 units) 



ART 205 


The Human Figure (3) 


ART 217 


Introducnon to Computer Media (3) 


ART 229 


Painting 1 (3) 


ART 329 


Painting 11 (3) 


ART 241 


Sculpture 1 (3) 


ART 2x.V3xx 


or 

Any 200-300-level Crafts Course (3) 


ARTH 324 


Modem Art 0(3) 


Required Courses (21 units) 


ART 317 


Graphic Design 1(3) 


ART 373 


Illustration I (3) 


ART 402 


Life Drawing and Anatomy 1 (3) 


ART 473 


Illustration 11 (3) 


ART 474 


Illustration III (3) 


ART 497 


Senior Project (3) 


ARTH 3xx/4xx 


Any 300-400-level Art Histor)' Course (3) 



Electives (12 units) 

ART 321 Computer Graphics I (3) 

ART 360 Computer .Art 1 (3) 

ART 460 Computer .An II (3) 

ART 3x.\/4xx .Any 300- or 400-level Studio Course (6) 

Photography: Fine and Applied Arts Option (66 units) 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (18 units) 

ART 217 Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

ART 229 Pamting 1(3) 

ART 234 Photography 1 (3) 



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ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

or 
ART 2>cx/3xx Any 200-300-level Crafts Course (3) 
ARTH 3xx Any 300-level \n History- Course (3) 

ARTH 351 Histor)' of Photography (3) 

Required Courses (21 units) 

ART 334 Photography II (3) 

ART 335 Photography III (3) 

ART 359 Digital Photography I (3) 

ART 35~ Photographic Formats (3) 

ART 435 Photography rV (3) 

ART 459 Digital Photography U (3) 

ART 497 Senior Projea (3) 

Electives 

9 units in studio art (6 of which must be 300-400-level) 

Photography: Photographic Imaging Interdisciplinary Option 

(69 units) 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (18 units) 
ART 21^ 
ART 234 
ARTH 351 

EMF 267 
EMF 271 
THEA 225 



Introduction to Computer Media (3) 
Photography I (3) 
Histon- of Photography (3) 
Film Making 1 (3) 
Television Production I (3) 
Lighting Design 1 (3) 



Required Courses (24 units) 

ART 334 Photographv n (3) 

ART 335 Photographv HI (3) 

ART 359 Digital Photography I (3) 

ART 35~ Photographic Formats (3) 

ART 459 Digital Photography 11 (3) 

ART 436 Photographv rV (3) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 

EMF 363 Histor)' of Film (3) 

or 
EMF 364 Aesthetics of Film (3) 

Electives (9 units) 

9 units in studio art, mass communication, electronic media and film, the- 
atre (6 of which must be 300-400-level) 

MINOR IN ART (24 units) 

Students who wish to complete a minor in Art should consult with 
their departmental adviser. Students may choose either the Studio 
or Art History program option. 

Studio Option (24 units) 

Required Courses (24 units) 

ART 103 Design I (3) 

ART 104 

ART 1 1 1 

ART 229 

ART 241 

ARTH 221 

ARTH 222 

ART XXX 



Design II (3) 

Drawing I (3) 

Painting 1(3) 

Sculpture 1(3) 

Survey of Western Art 1(3) 

Survey of Western Art II (3) 

Elective (3) 



Art History Option (24 units) 

Required Courses (12 units) 

ARTH 22 1 Survcv of Western Art I (3) 

ARTH 222 Survey of Western Art II (3) 

ARTH 391 Research Methods in Art History (3) 

ARTH 485 Seminar in Art Histor)' (3) 



i 2 units from the following: 

ARTH 301 Origms of Western Art (3) 

ARTH 306 Art and Architecture of the Classical World (3) 

ARTH 307 Medieval Art (3) 

ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance An and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 313 Baroque Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 323 Modern Art I (3) 

ARTH 324 Modern .-Vrt II (3) 

ARTH 325 History of Modem Architecture (3) 

ARTH 32:' History of Modern Design (3) 

ARTH 328 Art, Culture and Politics (3) 

ARTH 33 1 The An of China (3) 

ARTH 333 The An of Japan (3) 

ARTH 335 African-American Art (3) 

ARTH 337 Art and Architecture of the U.S. I (3) 

ARTH 338 Art and Architecture of the U.S. D (3) 

ARTH 339 Latin American Art (3) 

ARTH 341 Women in Art ( 3 ) 

ARTH 351 Historv of Photography (3) 

ARTH 3''0-3:'9 Special' Topics (3) 

ARTH 485 Seminar in Art History (3) 

ARTH 494 Study Abroad (3-9t 

ART HISTORY CONCENTRATION 

Students may select one of two program options in Art Histor)': 1) 
Research or 2) Research/Studio. 

Research Option 

This option is for those students who want to work in the curato- 
rial, educational, public relations or registration areas of a muse- 
um or gallerv' or who wish to go on to graduate school in the art 
history field. This program option has no studio requirements. 

To complete the research option, students must take a total of 
45 upper-division units. Of the 45 upper-division units, a mini- 
mum of 27 units, but not more than 36 must be taken in art his- 
tory'. If students choose to take the minimum 2~ units, the differ- 
ence between the 27 minimum and the 36 maximum must be taken 
in allied disciplines such as anthropology, English, history, and phi- 
losophy, subject to the approval of the facultv' adviser. The remain- 
ing units to reach the 45 upper-division total are elective, but they 
must also be taken in academic disciplines related to the student's 
interests in art history. Once the 45 upper division requirements 
have been fulfilled as described above, students may take addi- 
tional elective art history courses. 

Required Courses (12 units) 

.•\RTH 221 Survev of Western Art I (3) 
ARTH 222 Survey of Western Art 11 (3) 
ARTH 391 Research Methods in An History (3) 
ARTH 485 Seminar in Art History (repeatable) (3) 

Language Requirement 

Two years of either German or French, or their equivalent by 
examination is strongly recommended but not required. 

Multicultural Requirement: (3 units) 

One course from the following: 

ARTH 330 East Asian Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 331 The Art of China (3) 

ARTH 333 The An of Japan (3) 

ARTH 335 .African-American Art (3) 

ARTH 339 Latin- American An |3) 

ARTH 341 Women m Art (3) 

Art Historv' Courses (24-33 units) 

ARTH 301 Origins of Western Art (3) 

ARTH 306 Art and Architecture of the Classical World (3) 

ARTH 307 Medieval Art (3) 

ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 313 Baroque Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 323 Modern Art I (3) 

ARTH 324 Modern Art H (3) 



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ARTH 325 


Histon- of Modern Architecture (3) 


ARTH 327 


HistoPi- of Modem Design (3) 


ARTH 328 


Art, Culture and Politics (3) 


ARTH 330 


East Asian Art and Architecture (3) 


ARTH 331 


The .Art of China (3 1 


ARTH 333 


The An of Japan (3) 


ARTH 335 


African-American Art (3) 


ARTH 337 


Art and Architeaure of the U.S. I (3) 


ARTH 338 


.Art and .Architecture of the U.S. n (3) 


ARTH 339 


Latin-.American .Art (3) 


ARTH 341 


Women in Art (3) 


ARTH 351 


Histon.- of Photography (3) 


ARTH 370-379 


Special Topics (3) 


ARTH 485 


Seminar in .Art History (repeatable) (3) 


ARTH 494 


Study Abroad (3-9) 


ARTH 495-97 


Independent Study in An History (3-9) 


ARTH 499 


Senior Honors Thesis (4) 



Research/Studio Option 

This option is for those students who plan to pursue careers in art 
conservation, museum exhibition preparation and e.xhibition 
design, museum education and galler}' work. Students following 
this option must take both studio and advanced art history courses. 

Required Studio Courses (27 units) 

ART 103 Design I (3) 

.ART 104 Design n |3) 

.ART 1 1 1 Drawing and the Appreciation of Drawing I (3) 

ART 205 The Human Figure (3) 

.ART 211 Drawing II (3) 

ART 2x.x/3.\-x Crafts Course (3) 

.ART 229 Painting I (3) 

.ART 234 Photography I (3) 

.ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

Required Courses (12 units) 

ARTH 22 1 Sunev of Western Art I (3) 

ARTH 222 Sur\'ey of Western Art U (3) 

ARTH 391 Research Methods in .Art Histor>' (3) 

.ARTH 485 Seminar in .Art History (repeatable) (3) 

Multicultural Requirement: (3 units) 
One course from the following: 



ARTH 330 


East Asian .Art and Architecture (3) 


.ARTH 331 


The .Art of China (3) 


ARTH 333 


The Art of Japan (3) 


ARTH 335 


African-.American Art (3) 


ARTH 339 


Latin-American .Art (3) 


ARTH 341 


Women in Art (3) 


Art History Courses (24 units) 


ARTH 301 ' 


Origins of Western .Art (3) 


ARTH 306 


.Art and Architecture of the Classical World (3) 


ARTH 307 


Medieval Art (3) 


ARTH 309 


Italian Renaissance Art and .Architecture (3) 


.ARTH 311 


Northern Renaissance Art and .Architecture (3) 


ARTH 313 


Baroque .Art and Architecture (3) 


ARTH 323 


Modern Art I (3) 


ARTH 324 


Modern Art n (3) 


ARTH 325 


Histon,' of .Modern .Architecture (3) 


ARTH 327 


Histor)' of Modem Design (3) 


ARTH 328 


An, Culture and Politics (3) 


ARTH 330 


East .Asian .Art and Architecture (3) 


.ARTH 331 


The .Art of China (3) 


.ARTH 333 


The .Art of Japan (3) 


ARTH 335 


.African-.American Art (3) 


ARTH 337 


Art and .Architecture of the U.S. I (3) 


ARTH 338 


Art and Architecture of the U.S. II (3) 


ARTH 339 


Latin-.American .Art (3) 


ARTH 341 


Women in Art (3) 


ARTH 351 


History of Photography (3) 


ARTH 370-379 


Special Topics (3) 


ARTH 485 


Seminar in Art History (repeatable) (3) 


.ARTH 494 


Study Abroad (3-9) 


ARTH 495-97 


Independent Study in Art History (3-9) 


ARTH 499 


Senior Honors Thesis (4) 



MAJOR IN ART EDUCATION (SCREENED MAJOR) 

Students in the Art Education program receive dual certification 
enabling them to teach art in i\Iar\'land in grades K-12. In addition 
to meeting the General Education requirements (45 units), 
students complete art education and professional education 
requirements for 97 units. The entire program is appro.ximately 
142 units and takes five years to complete. The art education block 
is taken in the last three terms of the program. 

Requirements for admission are as follows: 

1. Junior standmg 

2. An overall GPA of 2.75 

3. A GPA of 3.00 in the major 

4. An inter\ievv and portfolio review with the art education faculty- 

5. Permission of the education department 

To continue within the professional sequences and be eligible to 
student teach, students must fulfill the following require- 
ments: 

1. Receive a grade of B or better in all art education courses 

2. Maintain a 2.75 average in the professional course sequence 

3. Pass the Pra.xis I (reading, writing and math) prior to enroll- 
ment in Media and Techniques courses (ARED 381-383) 

4. Undergo a criminal background check and speech and hearing 
test prior to student teaching 

First Level Foundation (18 units) 

Second Level Foundation (18 units) 

ART 229 

ART 234 

ART 217 

ART 241 

ARTH 3xx/4xx 



Painting I (3) 

Photography I (3) 

Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

Sculpture I (3) 

.Any 300-400-level Art Histon,- Course (6) 



Studio Requirements (12 units) 

ART 231 Ceramics (31 

ART lxx-3xx Any 200-300-level Printmaking Course (3) 

ART 2.X.X-3XX Any 200-300-level Studio Electives (6) 

Art Education Courses (31 units) 

First Term of the Art Education Block (6 units) 

ARED 381" .Media and Techniques for .Art Teachers: Elementary 

(3) 
ARED 383 Media and Techniques for .An Teachers: Secondary 

(3) 

Second Term of the Art Education Block (10 units) 
ARED 46" Field Experience in .An Education: Elementary (2) 

ARED 468 Field Experience m .Art Education: Secondary (2) 

ARED 475 .Methods of Teaching .Art: Elementan' (3) 

ARED 479 Methods of Teaching Art: Secondary (3) 

Third Term of the Art Education Block (15 units) 

ARED 48 1 Student Teaching in .Art: Elementary (6) 

ARED 483 Student Teaching in .An: Secondary (6) 

ARED 485 Professional Seminar in the Teaching of Art (3) 

Professional Courses (19 units) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psycholog>- (3) 

SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (4) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

ARED 463 Author-Illustrator: Elementary (3) 

ARED 464 Author-Illustrator: Secondary (3) 

Additional Required Courses (taken as GenEds) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

HIST 145 U.S. History to the .Mid-19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 146 U.S. History since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

COMM 131 Fimdamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

'prerequisite: passing score on Praxis I. 



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TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

The Department of Art accepts art credits from other accredited 
colleges and universities. Portfolio evaluation and transfer credit 
sheets form a basis for course evaluation. 

ART DEPARTMENT HONORS PROGRAMS 

The Department of Art grants honors in Art Education, Art 
History and Studio Art. Admission is granted at the end of the 
sophomore or beginning of the junior year to students who have 
the following qualifications: overall cumulative GPA of 3.25, 
major GPA of 3.25, recommendation by adviser to departmental 
honors coordinator The minimum requirements for graduation 
with honors in Art are an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25 and 3.50 
in major field and completion of the honors program of study. 

Students accepted into The Honors College may take the fol- 
lowing: ARTH 207 Honors: Seminar in Art History (repeatable) 
and ARTH 208 Honors: Seminar in Non-Western Art History 
(repeatable). 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Towson Universir>''s Department of Art has a long tradition of 
preparing students as highly qualified teachers. To prepare students 
for other careers in art, the department, in conjunction with the 
Career Center, has developed internships with various studios, 
schools, colleges, design firms and museums. These internships 
provide students with the experience necessary for achieving suc- 
cess in their fields, including Web page design, graphic design, illus- 
tration and advertising. 

STUDENT WORK POLICY 

Material submitted by students to satisfy requirements in any 
course automatically becomes the propert)- of the Department of 
Art. This material may be returned to students at the discretion of 
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Department of Dance 

Professor: Susan Haigler-Robles (Chair) 

Associate Professors: Catherine Horta-Hayden, Jaye Knutson, 
Susan Mann 

Assistant Professors: Vincent Thomas, Sandra Perez 

Performance Coordinator: Heather Sorensen 

Lecturer: Nancy Wanich-Romita 

Visiting Guest Artist: Linda Denise Fisher-Harrel 

Adjunct Faculty: Jayne Bernasconi, Lester Holmes, Dana Martin, 
Stephanie Powell, Paul Shapanus, Keith Thomas 

Recent Guest Artist Faculty,': Anjali Austin, Michael Bjerkness, 
Sheena Black, Leslie Bradley, Suzanne Bryant, Adrienne Clancy, 
Trudy Cobb Dennard, Mindy Cooper-Grenke, Alison Crosby, 
Dianna Cuatto, Kristin Degnan, Alexander Gish, Stephen 
Greenston, Doug Hamby, Sandra Lacey, Naoko Maeshiba, 
Pene McCourt)', Chandra Moss, Cathy Paine, Miriam 
Whiteaker, Helanius Wilkins, Kristina Windom 

OFHCE 

Center for the Arts 1002, 410-704-2760 
Fax: 410-704-3752 
www.towson.edu/dance/ 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Dance offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 
Dance Performance. For students who are interested in teaching, 
there is an optional teacher certification program available. Dance 
majors may elect to take courses that will enable them to meet uni- 
versity, college and Maryland teacher certification requirements in 
K-12 education. The department offers courses that fulfill various 
General Education (GenEd) requirements, including (DANC 220 
LB.), I.D. (DANC 321), LE. (DANC 235), II.B.l. (DANC 127), 
ILB.3. (DANC 101, DANC 106), and U.C.I. (DANC 123, DANC 
125, DANC 133). 

The B.F.A. Program promotes excellence in the process of 
becoming a dance professional and/or pursuing graduate studies. 
The experience of moving is the most potent way of understanding 
dance in this program. Our dual emphasis in ballet and modern 
dance involves cognitive, affective and physical ways of doing and 
knowing. The curriculum promotes dance as a primary vehicle for 
communication and expression that unifies diverse populations and 
has innate cultural value. An active professional faculty provides 
intensive studio, production and theoretical exposure that supports 
dancing for a lifetime. 

Towson University is the only institution of higher education in 
Maryland to offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. All 
students major in Dance Performance. Students may elect to add 
the education component. Towson Universit)' is an accredited insti- 
tutional charter member of the National Association of Schools of 
Dance. The Dance major program is also accredited by the 
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the 
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and 
Certification. 

ADMISSION TO THE MAJOR 

Students must first submit a written application to the Office of 
Admissions. Pending acceptance into the univetsity, students must 
audition for the Dance major Auditions are held at the beginning 
of each spring term. Prospective majors should contact the depart- 
ment for specific dates and an audition application form. 
The auditions determine the following: 

1. acceptance into the Dance major 

2. technical level for class placement 

3. scholarship awards 



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Students may only audition twice for the major. If students are 
accepted into the Dance major and do not attend the following fall, 
they must petition the faculty for later acceptance. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Students transferring from other institutions must complete a minimum 
of 20 units of their dance course requirements at Towson 
University. 

MAJOR IN DANCE PERFORMANCE 

The major in Dance Performance leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts 
degree. Students in the major must complete 65 units of required 
dance courses, 6 units of required interdisciplinary courses, 15 
units of dance electives, 3 units of other electives, GenEd require- 
ments (DANC 125, DANC 220, DANC 235 and DANC 321: 
specified components of the Dance Performance major), and the 
performance requirements outlined below. A grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher is required for all courses in the major. All majors 
are required to be enrolled in a ballet and modern class each term 
prior to their scheduled jury. 

Requirements for the Major 

Please note: iisterisked courses indicate specific General Education 

courses required by the dance department. 

Dance Courses (65 units) 

DANC 125 Introduction to Dance: Overview (3) 

DANC 216 Sophomore Crew ( 1 ) 

DANC 220* Using Information Effectively in Dance (3) I.B. 

DANC 223-4 Level I Ballet (4) (2 per term) 

DANC 227-8 Level I Modern (4) (2 per term) 

DANC 235* Composition I (3) LE. 

DANC 245 Scientific Bases for Movement Analysis 1 (3) 

DANC 263 Dance Design and Production (3) 

DANC 316 Junior Crew (1) 

DANC 32 1 * Responding to Dance ( 3 ) I.D. 

DANC 323-4 Level II Ballet (6) (3 per term) 

DANC 327-8 Level II Modern (6) (3 per term) 

DANC 335 Composition II (3) 

DANC 336 Composition III (3) 

DANC 345 Scientific Bases for Movement Analysis II (3) 

DANC 423-4 Level III Ballet (3) 

DANC 427-8 Level III Modern (3) 

DANC 436 Composition IV: For the Proscenium (3) 

or 

DANC 437 Composition IV: For the Camera (3) 

DANC 480 Senior Project: Seminar (2) 

DANC 491 Senior Project: Concert (3) 

Performance majors must take 9 units of Level III and must 
include courses in both ballet and modern. Majors in Dance 
Performance K-12 certification must take 6 units of Level III in 
either or both disciplines. 

Interdisciplinary Courses (6 units) 

THEA 101 Acting I (3) 

MUSC 120 Music Fundamentals for Dance Majors (3) 

Dance Electives (12 units) 

DANC 101 The Alexander Technique (3) 

DANC 105 Movement Skills Enhancement for Men (3) 

DANC 109 Jazz Dance I (2) 

DANC 209 Jazz Dance II (2) 

DANC 111 Tap Dance I (2) 

DANC 211 Tap Dance II (2) 

DANC 201 Developmental Movement (3) 

DANC 251 Methods of Teaching Dance (3) 

DANC 310 Jazz Dance III (2) 

DANC 341 Pointe Technique I (2) 

DANC 342 Pointe Technique II (2) 

DANC 351 Teaching Dance Technique (3) 

DANC 370-379 Special Topics in Dance (1-3) 

DANC 383 Modern Dance Repertory (3) 

DANC 384 Ballet Repertor\- (3) 



DANC 451 Dance Education and Public Policies (3) 

DANC 481 Dance Company (3) 

DANC 492 Practicum in Dance Technique (variable) 

DANC 495 Independent Study in Dance (1-3) 

Technique classes taken after completing major requirements. 

At least 6 units of electives must be in Modern Repertory, Ballet 
Repertory or Dance Company. 

Other Electives (3 units) 

Performance Requirements for Majors 

To fulfill performance requirements for graduation. Dance majors 
must audition for the TU Dance Company a minimum of two 
times during their tenure at Towson and must fulfill one of the fol- 
lowing: 

1. Perform with the TU Dance Company (3 units — audition 
required) or Ballet or Modern Repertory (3 units each) for a 
minimum total of 6 units, and 9 additional units of works in 
sections of Dance Composition III and IV for a total of 15 per- 
formance units. 
or 
1. Transfer students must consult with the chairperson of the 
Department of Dance to arrange equivalent performing 
experiences. 

Juries 

As a mechanism for assessing progress toward the degree, all 
Dance majors will be evaluated by a jury of faculty members at the 
end of the spring term of the sophomore year. The jury will con- 
sider a video portfolio of selections from the audition, movement 
exams and performances of each student. In addition, each student 
will perform a combination of movement material at the time of 
the jury meeting. Written and verbal assessment will be given to 
each student in relation to the expected student outcomes of the 
program. Should the jury find a student to be in difficulty from a 
technical or academic standpoint, he or she may be placed on pro- 
bation or advised to consider an alternative program of study. 
Special note: All majors are required to be enrolled in a ballet and 
modern class each term prior to their scheduled jury. 

Crews 

All Dance majors are required to register for and complete both a 
Sophomore Crew (DANC 216) and Junior Crew (DANC 316). 
These assignments are made annually by the department. 
Successful completion of each crew course is a requirement prior 
to registering for DANC 480 and for graduation with the B.F.A. 
degree in Dance Performance or the B.EA. degree in Dance 
Performance with K-12 Certification in Dance Education. 

MAJOR IN DANCE PERFORMANCE WITH K-12 
CERTIFICATION OPTION 

Dance majors may elect to obtain State Teacher Certification to 
teach dance at the elementary and secondary levels. Students in 
this program receive certification to teach dance in grades K-12 in 
the public schools in Maryland and reciprocal states. The pro- 
gram leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance 
Performance and K-12 Certification in Dance Education. 

Admission to the K-12 Certification Option and student teach- 
ing requires: 1) admission to the university; 2) admission to the 
major; 3) a personal interview; 4) completion of a Criminal 
Background Disclosure Form that must be notarized and kept on 
file in the Center for Professional Practice (CPP); 5) completion of 
a criminal background check that must be kept on file in the CPP 
before the student enters into an intensive/extensive internship or 
student teaching experience in a public or private school setting 
(pre-K through 12); 6) passing score on the Praxis I examination, 
and 7) successful completion of the speech and hearing test. All 
seven items listed above are prerequisites for the internship appli- 



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cation. Continuance in the program requires the maintenance of 
an overall GPA of 2.50 and a GPA of 2.75 in major classes each 
term, the maintenance of a current membership in the National 
Dance Education Organization, and maintenance of behaviors and 
attitudes set forth by Towson University's Conceptual Framework 
for Professional Education. 

Students whose GPA falls below the minimum requirement will 
automatically be placed on departmental probation and given one 
term to improve their GPA. Failure to do so may result in suspen- 
sion from the program. 

The Teacher Education Executive Board (TEEB) reserves the 
right to refuse, deny or revoke the application for admission to 
professional education programs or entry into student teaching of 
any student whose observed conduct is deemed incongruent with 
established guidelines of student demeanor for those planning to 
enter the teaching profession as excerpted from the "Statement of 
Professional Behavior for Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher 
Education Students," in the Towson State University Compass 
(1987 Student Handbook), and "NEA Code of Ethics" (1975), 
adopted by the College of Education Council in September 1988, 
and reaffirmed by TEEB in November 1990, October 1995, 
February 1996 and February 2000. 

Students must complete the required Dance and 
Interdisciplinary courses set forth for the major, the Performance 
Requirements for Majors listed below, jury and crew requirements, 
and an additional 3i units of professional education components 
listed below. Students must also be placed by the faculty in both 
Level III Modern and Level III Ballet. 

DANC201 Developmental Movement (3) 

DANC 251 Methods of Teaching Dance (3) 

DANC 391 Student Teaching in Elementary School (6) 

DANC 392 Student Teaching in Secondary School (6) 

DANC 451 Dance Education and Public Policies (3) 

PHEC 183 Ballroom/Folk/Square Dancing (1) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

ELED 324 Integrated Reading K-12 Certification (3) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education K-12 (3) 

DANC 493 Pro-Seminar in the Teaching of Dance (1) 

(to be taken concurrently with DANC 391 and DANC 392) 

Performance Requirements for Majors 

To fulfill performance requirements for graduation, K-12 
Certification Dance majors who choose the Education 
Certification Option must audition for the TU Dance Company a 
minimum of two times during their tenure at Towson and must ful- 
fill one of the following: 
1. Perform with the TU Dance Company (3 units — audition 
required) or Ballet or Modern Repertory (3 units each) for a 
minimum total of 3 units, and 12 additional units of works in 
sections of Dance Composition III and IV for a total of 15 
performance units. 
or 
1. Transfer students must consult with the chairperson of the 
department to arrange equivalent performing experiences. 

Post-baccalaureate Certification Option 

For students who have completed a bachelor's degree in dance, the 
Department of Dance offers a post-baccalaureate program leading 
to Maryland K-12 certification in dance. Prospective students 
interested in this option need to contact the department to set up 
an appointment with the program coordinator to have their tran- 
script(s) analyzed and a program of study developed based upon 
state certification and departmental requirements. 



SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR DANCE 
PERFORMANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM 

FRESHMAN YEAR 

First Term (16 units) 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

DANC 263 Dance Design and Production (3) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psvchology (3) 

GenEdn.C.l.(3) 

Ballet (determined by placement) (2) 

Modern Dance (determined by placement) (2) 



Second Term 

DANC 245 
PSYC 201 
HIST 145 



17 units) 

Scientific Basis for Movement I (3) 

Educational Psychology (3) 

History of the U.S. to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

GenEd II.A. Lab Science (4) 
Ballet (determined by placement) (2) 
Modern Dance (determined by placement) (2) 

* Additional requirements during the freshman year: Dub ballet 
and modern combinations and solo from audition to personal 
video portfolio; join NDEO. 

SOPHOMORE YEAR 

First Term (18 units) 

DANC 345 Scientific Basis for Movement II (3) 

DANC 220 Using Information Effectively in Dance (3) GenEd 

I.B. 
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education K-12 (3) 

GenEd Il.D. (3) 

Ballet (determined by placement) (3) 
Modern Dance (determined by placement) (3) 

Second Term (17 units) 

DANC 201 Developmental Movement (3) 

DANC 235 Dance Composition I (3) 

ELED 324 Integrated Reading K-12 Certification (3) 

MUSC 107 Music for Dance (3) 

Ballet (determined by placement) (3) 

Modern Dance (determined by placement) (3) 

* Additional requirements during the sophomore year: Register for 
Sophomore Crew (DANC 215); dub practicums and jury informa- 
tion for sophomore jury in March/April. 




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JUNIOR YEAR 

First Term (16 units) 

DANC 335 Dance Composition II (3) 

DANC 321 History of the Dance (3) GenEd l.D. 

PHEC 183 Ballroom/Folk/Squarc Dancing (1) 

GenEd I.C. (3) 

GenEd II.C.2. (3) 

Ballet/Modern (determined by placement) (3) 

Second Term (18 units) 



DANC 336 
THEA 101 
COMM 131 
GenEd II.A. 
GenEd II.C.3. 



Dance Composition III (3) 

Actmg I (3) 

Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

Lab Science (4) 



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Tap/Jazz (determined by placement) (2) 

"^Additional requirements during the junior year: register for 
junior Crew (DANC 315); Praxis. 

SENIOR YEAR 

First Term (14 units) 

DANC 251 Methods of Teachmg Dance (3) 

DANC 436 Dance Composition IV (3) 

DANC 480 Senior Pro]ect: Seminar (2) 

Ballet/Modern (determined by placement) (3) 
Dance Company |3) 

Second Term (14 units) 

DANC 451 Dance Education and Public Policies (3) 

DANC 491 Senior Project: Concert/Lecture Demonstration (3) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

Tap/Jazz (determined by placement) (2) 

Elective (3) 

* Additional requirements during the senior year: register for grad- 
uation; apply for student teaching in the Center for Professional 
Practice. 

Third Term (13 units) 

DANC 391 Student Teaching in Elementary School (6) 
DANC 392 Student Teaching in Secondary School (6) 
DANC 493 Pro-Seminar in the Teaching of Dance (1) 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

To qualif)' tor a dance recruitment scholarship, or for a COFAC 

Dean's scholarship, students must audition, be accepted into the 

major, and be full-time Dance majors. 

The terms/criteria for automatic renewal of Dance Recruitment 

and COFAC Dean's scholarships offered to Dance majors at 

Towson University are as follows: 

l)An overall GPA of 2.75 and a GPA of 3.00 in the major. 
Students whose GPA falls below this minimum requirement 
will automatically lose all scholarship awards. Once students 
have re-established an overall GPA of 2.75 and a GPA of 3.00 
in the major, the remainder of their scholarships from that 
date forward to graduation will be reinstated. 

2) Perform a minimum of once per year and be registered in 
DANC 481, The Towson University Dance Company. 

3) Demonstrate and exemplify a behavioral understanding of the 
relationship between rights and responsibilities within the 
classroom, rehearsal, and all other aspects of the profession - 
as outlined in the Professional Standards section of the 
Towson University Department of Dance Student Handbook. 

4) Participate fully in all aspects of the major. 

5) Annual scholarship renewal evaluation by the Department of 
Dance faculty. 



Department of Electronic Media 
and Film 

Professors: Greg Faller, Peter Lev 

Associate Professors: John MacKerron, Barry Moore (Chair), 

John Turner 
Assistant Professors: Gordon Glover, Elsa Lankford, Daniel 

Mydlack, Brian Plow, Dave Reiss 
Lecturers: G.T. Keplinger, Jennifer Lackey 
Instructor: Elsa Lankford 
Part-time Faculty: James Armstrong, Kelli Boyd, John Davlin, 

Gary Harner, Arthur Laupus, Jackson Whitt, Paul Wise 
Staff William McLean 
Administrative Assistant: Yvonne Eder 

OFFICE 

Media Center 103, 410-704-3184 
Fa.x: 410-704-3337 
www.towson.edu/emf 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Electronic Media and Film major focuses upon the study of 
the aesthetics and production of film, television and radio. The 
major is divided into four tracks in TelevisionA'ideo, Film, 
Radio/Audio, and Film and Media Studies. Within the tracks, stu- 
dents are encouraged to develop skills in writing, media history 
and criticism, and professional media production. 

The Electronic Media and Film major is an undergraduate 
degree program leading either to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor 
of Science degree. 

The Department of Electronic Media and Film is committed to 
the liberal arts and professional education. Students are encour- 
aged to develop and refine visual, written and technical skills and 
to cultivate critical thinking abilities in all courses. The program is 
designed to prepare students for careers in electronic media and 
film as well as to prepare them for graduate study in related fields. 

Students selecting the major should contact the department to be 
assigned an adviser to assist them in designing a program to meet 
their special needs. Students will meet with their adviser each term 
to discuss their progress and to facilitate necessary changes in their 
course of study. 

Screening Requirements 

• Students should file a Declaration of Major Form with the 
department and list themselves as a pre-EMF major (PEMF). 

• There are two tiers of screening: 

1. All students, before being considered for admission to the major, 
must attain a 3.00 GPA in the following three courses: 

EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic iMedia 

EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production 

And one course chosen from the following: (Students should 

choose the screening course that most closely fits their preferred 

EMF track). No more than one of the screening courses can be 

repeated for eligibility. 

EMF 267 Filmmaking I: Basic 16mm Production 

EMF 265 Audio I 

EMF 271 Television I Studio Production 

EMF 364 Aesthetics of Film and Electronic Media 

Transfer students may complete the equivalent courses at their 

previous college or university, but they must attain the overall 3.00 

GPA in the equivalent courses. 

2. Students who have completed the required screening courses 
with a 3.00 GPA must complete and submit a Declaration of 
Eligibility Form in the EMF office to become part of the student 
major pool. Successful completion of the EMF screening cours- 
es does not guarantee admission to the EMF major. Admission 



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to the EMF major is competitive and is determined by the satis- 
facton' completion of the screening courses, the cumulative GPA, 
and consideration ot a submitted creative essay. This policy will 
apply to native and transfer students. 
3. Admission to the EMF major is based on: 

• The number of majors that the department can reasonably 
accept without compromising the quality of its educational expe- 
rience. 

• The satisfactory completion of the screening courses, the stu- 
dents cumulative GPA, and submitted creative essay. The candi- 
dates with the highest ranking GPA from the pool of applicants 
will be selected, but no fewer than 75 students will be admitted 
to the E.VIF major. For transfer students, the cumulative GPA 
will be calculated using grades from all colleges and universities 
attended. All transfer students will be required to submit a cre- 
ative essay. 

• Creative Essay: As part of the screening process, you will be 
required to write a creative essay. Please tell us why you want to 
pursue a course of study in Electronic Media and Film. How 
have your life experiences, creative interests and professional 
goals influenced your choice of this major? 

Compose and attach on separate pages the essay (no more 
than 500 words or approximately two pages double spaced, 
printed with 12-point font). The Screening Committee will use 
your essay to determine your ability to organize your thoughts 
and express yourself clearly. The faculty panel evaluates applica- 
tions for originality, clarity, personal insight and creativity. The 
essay will be used to make decisions in cases where the appli- 
cant's cumulative GPA is marginal. In such cases, it will be used 
to provide an additional means of evaluation for those who 
might not otherwise be admitted to the major. This policy is in 
effect for students entering Towson University as of July 1, 2004. 

Graduation Requirements 

All ma|or requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. The Pass grading option is not available for 
courses applicable toward the major. 

Bachelor of Arts Degree Option 

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Electronic Media 
and Film by completing the intermediate (200) level of a foreign 
language. 

MAJOR IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM 

The Electronic Media and Film major requires the student to 
choose a track. The Electronic Media and Film major requires 42- 
45 units. Twenty-one units must be upper-division courses. Students 
cannot have more than one track in the EMF major. Depending 
upon the track, the major requires 9 units of common introducto- 
ry' courses and 33-36 units of courses distributed between required 
courses and electives. 

Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to check all 
prerequisites before registering for any course. 

Required Core Courses for All Majors (9 units): 

EMF 100 Using Information Effectively in Electronic Media and 

Film 
EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production (3) 

Upon completion of the required core, students must fulfill the 
requirements in one of the four tracks outlined below: 

HLM TRACK (36 units) 

Requirements (18 units) 

E.MF 265 .Jiudio Production 1(3) 

EMF 267 Filmmaking I: Basic 16mm Production (3) 

EMF 275 Principles of Film and Video Editing (3) 



EMF 363 History of Film (3) 

EMF 367 Filmmaking II: Svnc Sound 16mm Techniques (3) 

EMF 377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3) 

Production Electives (6 units) 

Choose 3 units from the followmg: 

EMF 430 The Media Producer (3) 

EMF 455 Directmg for Film and Video (3) 

EMF 487 Seminar in Digital Post Production (3) 

Choose 3 units from the following: 

EMF 361 Documentar)- Film and Video (3) 

EMF 362 Experimental Film and Video (3) 

EMF 473 Filmmaking III: .Advanced 16mm Techniques (3) 

EMF 486 Dance for the Camera (3) 

Media Electives (12 units) 

Choose 6 units from the following courses. Those courses not already used 

in the production electives mav be included. 

EMF 340 

E.MF 364 

E.MF 368 

EMF 405 

EMF 460 

EMF 475 

EMF 478 

EMF 495 



Lighting for Film and Video (31 

Aesthetics of Film and Electronic Media (3) 

Genre Theory and Criticism (3) 

Screenwriting (3) 

Internship in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

Film Analysis (3) 

Special Topics in Electronic Media and Film (3) 

Directed Study in Electronic Media and Film (1-6)* 



Choose 6 additional units in electronic media and film courses. 
RADIO/AUDIO TRACK (33 units) 

Requirements (15 units) 

EMF 265 Audio Production I (3) 

EMF 311 History of Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 365 Audio Production II (3) 

EMF 375 Broadcast Performance (3) 

EMF 377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3) 

Electives (18 units) 

Choose 18 units from the following courses and any other EMF course; at 

least 9 units must be upper division and at least 9 units must be EMF: 

EMF 331 Broadcast/Cable Programming (3) 

EMF 355 Electronic Media and Film Law and Regulation (3) 

EMF 360 Audio Documentary (3) 

EMF 370 Electronic Media News Production (3) 

EMF 403 Sportscasting (3) 

EMF 421 Radio Stations Operations (3) 

EMF 460 Internship in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

EMF 476 Special Topics in Electronic Media and Film (3) 

EMF 495 Directed Studv in Electronic .Media and Film (1-6)* 

MCOM 440 Advertising Media Sales (3) 

TELEVISIONATDEO TRACK (33 units) 

Requirements (18 units) 

EMF 265 
EMF 271 
EMF 275 
EMF 311 
EMF 373 
EMF 377 



.■\udio Production 1(3) 
Television Studio Production (3) 
Principles of Film and Video Editing (3) 
History of Electronic Media (3) 
Electronic Field Production (3) 
Broadcast/Film Writing (3) 



Electives (IS units) 

Choose 3 units from the following: 

E.MF 361 Documentary Film and Video (3) 

EMF 362 Experimental Film and Video (3) 

EMF 437 Corporate Video (3) 

EMF 435 Remote Video Production (3) 

EMF 471 Producing for Television (3) 

EMF 486 Dance for the Camera (3) 



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Choose 12 units from the following courses and any other EMF courses; at 

least 9 units must be upper division. 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

EMF 331 Broadcast/Cable Programming (3) 

EMF 340 Lighting for Film and Video (3) 

EMF 355 Electronic Media and Film Law and Regulation (3) 

EMF 370 Electronic Media News Production (3) 

EMF 375 Broadcast Performance (3) 

EMF 379 Seminar m Television (3) 

EMF 430 The Media Producer (3) 

EMF 455 Directing for Film and Video (3) 

EMF 460 Internship in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

EMF 476 Special Topics in Electronic Media and Film (3) 

EMF 481 Television News (3) 

EMF 495 Directed Study in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES TRACK (33 units) 

Requirements (9 units) 

EMF 3 1 1 History of Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 363 History of Film (3) 

EMF 364 Aesthetics of Film and Electronic Media (3) 

Media Studies Electives (6 units) 

Choose 6 units from the following: 

EMF 368 Genre Theorv and Criticism (3) 

EMF 377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3) 

EMF 379 Seminar in Television (3) 

EMF 475 Film Analysis (3) 

EMF 485 Seminar in Digital Studies (3) 

Production Requirement (3 units) 

Choose one course from the following: 

EMF 265 Audio Production 1(3) 

EMF 267 Filmmaking I: Basic 16mm Techniques (3) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

EMF 373 Electronic Field Production (3) 

Electives (15 units) 

Choose 9 units from the following, 6 units of which must be upper division. 

Options not taken in Media Studies electives (above) may also be taken. 

CLST 201 or 202 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3) 

CLST 307 

COMM 378 

EMF 120 

EMF 205 

EMF 355 

EMF 405 

EMF 485 

MCOM 352 

MCOM 385 



Visual Culture (3) 

Intercultural Communication (3) 

Story and Concept (3) 

Women and Gender in Film (3) 

Electronic Media and Film Law and Regulation (3) 

Screenwriting (3) 

Seminar in Digital Studies (3) 

Media Criticism (3) 

Mass Media and Society (3) 



Core Requirements (6 units) 

EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production (3) 

Writing Requirement (3 units) 

Choose one from following: 

EMF 311 History of Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 363 History of Film (3) 

EMF 377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3) 

Production Requirements (3 units) 

Choose one from the following: 

EMF 265 Audio Production 1 (3) 

EMF 267 Filmmaking I: Basic 16mm Production (3) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

Electives (12 units) 

Choose 12 units from the following, plus any courses not taken in 

the requirements listed above. 

EMF 205 

EMF 331 

EMF 355 

EMF 364 

EMF 368 

EMF 375 

EMF 379 

EMF 405 

EMF 430 

EMF 460 

EMF 475 

EMF 495 



Women and Gender in Film (3) 

Broadcast/Cable Programming (3) 

Electronic Media and Film Law and Regulation (3) 

Aesthetics of Film and Electronic Media (3) 

Genre Theory and Criticism (3) 

Broadcast Performance (3) 

Seminar in Television (3) 

Screenwriting (3) 

The Media Producer (3) 

Internship in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

Film Analysis (3) 

Directed Studv in Electronic Media and Film (1-6)* 



Choose 6 additional units in Electronic Media and Film courses. 



1) The Pass grading option is not available for these courses. 
2)* No more than 3 units of directed study/internships can he 
applied to the Electronic Media and Film minor. 

3) The department will transfer into the minor up to 9 units of 
compatible courses. 

4) Students who wish to minor in Electronic Media and Film and 
major in either Mass Communication or Communication 
Studies may apply up to 6 units simultaneously for satisfaction 
of major and minor. 

COMBINED MAJOR IN MASS COMMUNICATION 
OR COMMUNICATION STUDIES AND ELECTRONIC 
MEDL\ AND FILM 

Students who wish to complete a combined major in Mass 
Communication or Communication Studies and Electronic Media 
and Film may apply up to 9 units simultaneously for satisfaction of 
both majors. 



DEPARTMENTAL HONORS 

The department sponsors departmental honors where students pur- 
sue independent study leading to the completion of a thesis. 
Students interested in departmental honors should consult the chair 
of the department no later than the first term of their junior year. 
Honors are designated on the graduate's transcript and diploma. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Transfer students are required to complete 21 units in residence 
toward the Electronic Media and Film major. The department will 
accept up to 15 credits of compatible transfer courses. 



MINOR IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM 

The Electronic Media and Film minor requires a total of 24 units, 
6 units in approved introductory courses, 3 units in media writing, 
3 units in production and 12 units in selected elective courses, 
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CERTIFICATE IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM 

Students completing the Electronic Media and Film major in the 
Radio/Audio or TelevisionA'ideo Track are eligible for a depart- 
mental Certificate in Broadcast Journalism if they complete the fol- 
lowing five courses as specified below: 



MCOM 255 
MCOM 358 
MCOM 381 
MCOM 407 

MCOM 356 

MCOM 383 



Newswriting (3) 

News Editing (3) 

Broadcast Journalism (3) 

Writing for New Media (3) 

and 

Feature Writing (3) 

or 

News Reporting (3) 



Students must earn a grade equivalent of 3.00 or higher in each of 
the above courses to receive the certificate. Students need to apply 
for the certificate with documentation of eligibility at least 90 days 
before graduation. 

INTERNSHIPS 

Internship eligibihty requirements for Electronic Media and Film 
are as follows: 

1. Junior or senior status 

2. Admitted to the EMF major 

3. Completion of courses related to the area of internship concen- 
tration, specifically: 

• EMF 140 and EMF 271 prior to any television or television 
broadcast journalism-related placement 

• EMF 221 and EMF 267 prior to any film placement 

• EMF 140 and EMF 265 prior to any radio or radio broadcast 
journalism-related placement 

• Cumulative GPA requirement: 2.75 overall; 3.00 in the major. 
Waivers are considered by the department. 

For additional information, contact the Career Center, or the 
Department of Electronic Media and Film. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

The Department of Electronic Media and Film offers several schol- 
arships for majors. For more information, contact the department, 
410-704-3184. 

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES 

Department activities include support for the following active stu- 
dent organizations: The Film and Video Society and the Media 
Production Association. Students are also encouraged to partici- 
pate in activities such as the Visual Media Laboratory, the campus 
radio stations, XTSR-AM and WTMD-FM, and the campus televi- 
sion station, WMJF-TV. 




Department of Mass 
Communication and 
Communication Studies 

Professors: Thom Lieb, Mark McElreath, Richard Vatz 
Associate Professors: Charles Flippen (Chair), Beth Haller, 

Kimberly Lauffer, Jung-Sook Lee, Audra McMuUen, June Yum 
Assistant Professors: Meg Aigren, Sean Baker, Kristen Eichhorn, 

Darren Coins, Kwangmi Ko-Kim, Sandy Nichols 
Lecturers: Garry Bolan, Elizabeth Skinner 
Part-tirtte Faculty: Robert G. Allen, Karen Amos, Jennifer 
Arwater, Elizabeth Atwood, Stephen Aug, Chris Baron, Brian 
Bittner, Scott Borgerding, John Brain, JoAnne Broadwater, 
Mary Craig, Angela Davids, Judith DeCraene, Christine 
Demkowych, Michael DiBari, Jean Donnell, Richard EUsberry, 
Lauren Eskenazi, Mark Fernando, Richard Frank, Zack 
Germroth, Jason Heiserman, Carl Hyden, John Kastner, John 
Kirch, Sharyn Kuczka, Maggie Lears, Joan London, Tony 
Mastromatteo, Jerry McCann, Jad Melki, Sable Mi, Page 
Miller, Michael Naver, Carol Norton, Greg Rienzi, Sam Rubin, 
Elena Russo, Glen Schorr, Mark Seaman, Christopher Shar, 
Mark Sullivan, Lisa Turowski, Shelley Vaughn, Ann Weir 
Ventre, Trevor Villet, Charles Yankovich 
Administrative Assistants: Mary Flickey, Donna Warrington 
Computer Lab Technician: Richard EUsberry 
Assistant to the Chair: Kathy Marsalek 
Advising Coordinators: Jim Armstrong, Page Miller 

OFFICE 

Media Center 114, 410-704-3431 
Fax: 410-704-3656 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Mass Communication and Communication 
Studies offers the following programs of study: the Communication 
Studies major, the Mass Communication major, minors in both 
Communication Studies and Mass Communication, combined 
majors in Political Science and Communication Studies and 
Political Science and Mass Communication, an interdisciplinary 
cooperative program with the departments of Marketing and 
Management, a certificate in Broadcast Journahsm, a certificate in 
Sports Communication, a Master of Science in Communications 
Management, and a graduate certificate in Strategic Public 
Relations and Integrated Communications. In addition, the depart- 
ment participates in a multidisciplinary program offering a Master 
of Science in Human Resource Development. 

The department focuses on the study of the structure, processes, 
aesthetics, functions and effects of human communication and 
mass media. In this, one of the most broad-based programs in 
Maryland and the region, students have the opportunit)' and flexi- 
bility to gain knowledge and skills in a wide array of communica- 
tion fields. In addition, the study of human communication and 
mass media involves a strong practical content. 

At the undergraduate level, the department seeks to contribute to 
a broad, liberal education for majors and non-majors by raising 
their level of oral, visual and written communication literacy, as 
well as their critical thinking abilities, by developing their under- 
standing and appreciation of human message exchanges, and by 
recognizing how mass media and speech influence our social, polit- 
ical, artistic and cultural existence. In addition, the department 
seeks to provide knowledge as well as skill needed for future 
employment in print and broadcast journalism, new media, adver- 
tising, and pubhc relations and/or in business, law, government, 
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The faculty members of the department are committed to schol- 
arly research and/or creative productions in the department's vari- 
ous areas of expertise. As part of a metropolitan universit)'"s role 
in serving the region, the department is pledged to provide service 
to the universit)- and to a larger communin- in a varietv- of ways, 
such as through its speech and debate program, affiliation with 
Lambda Pi Eta, American Advertising Foundation, Public 
Relations Group, Societ)' of Professional Journalists, as well as fac- 
ulty and student presentations, workshops and professional net- 
working. 

MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 

The general purpose for majoring in Communication Studies is to 
understand and apply the process and function of human commu- 
nication, as well as the foundations of communication theorv', to 
students' own discourse and to an evaluation of the discourse of 
others. The major allows students to develop skills in communica- 
tion as a method of inquir)- and advocacy. 

Specifically, the major is intended to accomplish two objectives. 
First, students will be given opportunities to develop personal skills 
which enable them to secure public and private sector positions 
requiring communication competencies (i.e., speaking, writing, 
critical thinking, and advocacy skills for interpersonal, organiza- 
tional and public settings). Second, students will become more lib- 
erally educated in personal and societal value structures, ethics, 
cultural heritage and the impact of messages upon the individual 
and societ)-. 

Graduates with majors in Communication Studies have gone on 
to graduate school or careers in the public sector, private industry, 
or education, and in areas such as personnel, sales, lobbying, internal 
(organizational) communication, conference and meeting manage- 
ment, training and development, public affairs, corporate relations, 
law, religion, teaching or communication consulting. 

Graduation Requirements 

All major requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. The Pass grading option is not available for 
courses applicable toward the major. 

Bachelor of Arts Degree Option 

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree by completing the 

intermediate (200) level of a foreign language. 

Requirements for the Major 

The Communication Studies major requires a total of 36 units: 18 
units in the core, 6 units of theor\- and criticism courses, 3 units of 
applied communication courses and 9 units of electives as listed 
below. 

Required Courses (18 units) 

COMM 101 Introduction to Human Communication (3) 

CO.VIM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

COMM 211 Rhetorical Theor)- and Criticism (3) 

COMM 331 Advocao' and Argument (3) 

COMM 419 Organizational Communication (3) 

COMM 480 Communication Research (3) 

Theor)' and Criticism Courses (6 units) 

COMM 215 Interpersonal Communication (3) 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

COMM 378 Intercultural Communication (3) 

MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3) 

MCOM 41 1 Communication Process (3) 

Eleaives (12 units) 

COMM 249 Speech and Debate I( 1.5) 

COMM 250 Speech and Debate H (1.5) 

COMM 301 Nonverbal Communication (3) 

COMM 303 Advanced Public Speaking (3) 

COMM 315 Business and Professional Communication (3) 

COMM 349 Speech and Debate ID ( 1 .5 ) 



COMM 350 Speech and Debate rV( 1.5) 

COMM 418 Communication Training and Development (3) 

COMM 420 Communication in the Legal Process (3) 

COMM 422 Conference and Meeting Management (3) 

CO.MM 470 Special Topics in Communication (3) 

COMM 490 Internship in Communication Studies (1-6)* 

COMM 495 Independent Study in Communication Studies (1-6)* 

MCOM 214 Principles of Advertising (3) 

MCOM 253 Principles of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated 

Communications (3) 
Or any of the courses listed above under Theory and Criticism. 
*No more than 3 units of independent study and/or internships can be 
applied toward the Communication Studies major. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Transfer students are required to complete 21 units in residence 
toward the Communication Studies major. The department will 
accept up to 15 credits of compatible transfer courses. 

COMBINED MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 
AND MASS COMMUNICATION 

Students who wish to complete a combined major in 
Communication Studies and Mass Communication may apply up 
to 12 units simultaneously toward fulfillment of both majors. 

MAJOR/MINOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 
AND MASS COMMUNICATION 

Students who wish to major in Communication Studies and minor 
in Mass Communication may apply up to 6 units simultaneously 
toward fulfillment of both major and minor. 

COMBINED MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 
AND POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Students electing to major in both Communication Studies and 
Political Science must complete the requirements for both majors. 
Following the outline below, students can complete the r^vo majors 
with 60 units of Communication Studies and Political Science 
courses. Completing these two majors separately requires a mini- 
mum of 72 units (36 units in each major). 

I. Required Courses in Political Science 1 15 units — see the Department 
of Political Science) 

II. Elective Courses in Political Science (21 units) 

Note: The Depanment of Political Science will accept two of the following 
communication studies courses (6 units) toward fulfillment of the electives 
in the Political Science major: 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

COMM 331 Argument and Advocacy (3) 

COMM 378 Intercultural Communication (3) 

COMM 420 Communication in the Legal Process (3) 

COMM 470 Special Topics (3)* 

* Topic to be approved by the Department of Political Science 

III. Required Courses in Communication Studies 

A. Required Courses (18 units — see the Department of Mass 
Communication and Communication Studies) 

B. Theory and Criticism Courses (6 units) 

C. Apphed Communication Courses (3 units) 

D. Electives (9 units) 

Note: The Department of Mass Communication and Communication 
Studies will accept two of the following political science courses (6 units) 
toward fulfillment of the electives in the Communication Studies major: 

POSC 301 Political Research I (3) 

POSC 340 Comparative Pubhc Poliq' (3) 

POSC 375 Public Administration (3) 

POSC 381 Presidency (3) 

POSC 383 Congress (3) 



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POSC 417" Political Parties (3) 

POSC 459 Simulation and Games (3) 

POSC 470-479 Special Topics (3)* 

'' Topic to be approved by the Department of Mass Communication and 
Communication Studies 

MINOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 

The Communication Studies minor requires 24 units: 15 units in 
the core, 3 units of theory and criticism courses, 3 units of apphed 
communication courses and 3 units of electives as hsted below. 

Graduation Requirements 

All minor requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. The Pass grading option is not available for 
courses applicable toward the minor. 

Combined Program with Mass Communication 

Students who wish to minor in Communication Studies and major 
in Mass Communication may apply up to 6 units simultaneously 
toward fulfillment of both major and minor. 

Required Core (15 units) 

See list under major requirements. All courses which appear there 

are required for the minor with the exception of COMM 480. 

Theory and Criticism Courses (3 units) 

See list under the major requirements. 

Electives (3 units) 

See list under the major requirements. COMM 480 may be added 

to this list. 

Note: No more than 3 units of independent study and/or intern- 
ships can be applied toward the Communication Studies minor. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

The department will accept up to 9 credits of compatible transfer 
courses toward the minor. 

PRE-MASS COMMUNICATION MAJOR 

Students interested in becoming undergraduate Mass Communication 
majors must become Pre-Mass Communication majors (PMCO) 
and enroll in three required screening courses as follows: 
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3) 
Students cannot apply for MCOM as a major until they have 
completed these courses. 

Note: This requirement applies to incoming freshmen, transfer 
students, currently enrolled Towson University students and stu- 
dents working on a second bachelor's degree. 

Students are eligible to apply for admission to the Mass 
Communication (MCOM) major after completing at least 30 units 
at Towson University or elsewhere, and upon completion of the 
three courses above earning a minimum GPA of B (3.00) in these 
courses. No more than one of the screening courses can be repeated 
for the purpose of determining eligibility. PMCO students interest- 
ed in declaring MCOM as their major should submit applications 
to the department office to be considered for admission to the pro- 
gram. Attached to these applications should be official transcripts 
showing grades in the three courses identified above, including 
equivalent courses taken at other institutions. Several times a year, 
a group of eligible candidates, namely those who have completed 
the courses listed above and filed application forms with the 
department, will be selected to declare Mass C^ommunication as a 
major. 

Students are reminded that admission to the MCOM major is 
highly competitive and limited to students who complete the 



screening courses, and earn the highest GPA among applicants. The 
higher a student's cumulative GPA in at least 30 units, the higher 
the probability of a student being offered admission to the MCOM 
major. Successful completion of the screening courses does not, in 
itself, guarantee admission to the MCOM program. The number 
selected will be on a space-available basis. The criteria used for 
selection will be the cumulative GPA from the three courses noted 
above, regardless of where those courses were taken, and the over- 
all GPA at the time of application. The top percentage of students 
in each grouping will be admitted to the major, the specific number 
being determined by the ability of the department to provide the 
needed courses/experiences for the majors. Students who are denied 
may re-apply for admission to the major. Appeals may be addressed 
to the department's Executive Committee. All appeals should be in 
the form of a letter accompanied by a transcript. 

MAJOR IN MASS COMMUNICATION 

The Mass Communication major enables students to learn the 
practical application, structure, processes, aesthetics, responsibili- 
ties and effects of the mass media. The objectives of the Mass 
Communication major are 1) to provide students with appropriate 
training for careers in mass communication and 2) to help students 
become more critical consumers of the media. 

Mass Communication majors are expected to develop and refine 
their visual and written skills; to think critically about ways in 
which the mass media influence society; and, to recognize and 
appreciate the need for a broad and diverse liberal arts education. 

Students who complete the Mass Communication major will 
have many career options, especially in the broadly defined fields of 
print and broadcast journalism, new media, advertising, strategic 
public relations and integrated communications. Majors are 
expected to learn how the various fields in mass communication are 
structured and function and to understand how the media are con- 
verging and the consequences of that convergence. 

Students who complete the Mass Communication major are 
expected to: 

• understand and apply relevant theories of mass communication 

• understand and utilize research in mass communication 

• understand legal issues, statutes and regulations affecting mass 
communication 

• understand and apply ethical principles that can be used to pre- 
vent and resolve potential conflicts and dilemmas in the opera- 
tion of the mass media 

• demonstrate proficiency in writing for the mass media 

• demonstrate competence in the student's chosen track within the 
major 

Bachelor of Arts Degree Option 

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree by completing the 
intermediate (200) level of a foreign language. 

Requirements for the Mass Communication Major 

The Mass Communication major requires 36 units: 9 units in core 
courses and 27 units in track courses. Students are required to ful- 
fill the requirements of one track. All major requirements must be 
completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. The Pass grad- 
ing option is not available for courses applicable to the major. 
Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to check all pre- 
requisites before registering for any course. 

Required Core Courses for All Three Tracks in the Major 
(9 units) 

MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3) 

MCOM 490 Mass Communication Research (3) 

MCOM 350 Media Law (3) 

or 
MCOM 433 Media Ethics (3) 



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JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA TRACK (27 units) 

Note: To begin this track, students should enroll in MCOM 255 News 
Writing. 

Required Basic Courses (12 units) 

MCOM 255 Newswriting (3) 

MCOM 358 News Editing (3) 

MCOM 407 Writing for New Media (3) 

Choose one of the following: 
MCOM 391 Photojournalism (3) 

or 
MCOM 415 Mass Media Graphics (3) 

Required Professional Skills Writing Courses (6 units) 

Choose two of the following: 

MCOM 356 Feature Writing (3) 

MCOM 383 News Reporting (3) 

MCOM 483 Computer-Assisted Reporting (3) 

MCOM 409 Literary Journalism (3) 

Track Electives (9 units) 

Choose from the following and from any courses not already chosen in 

the above groupings: 

MCOM 100 Using Information Effectively in Mass Communication (3) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

MCOM 341 Digital Publishing (3) 

MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3) 

MCOM 359 Magazine Publishing (3) 

MCOM 381 Broadcast Journalism I (3) 

MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3) 

MCOM 411 Communication Process (3) 

MCOM 431 Public Opinion and the Press (3) 

MCOM 457 Photojournalism II (3) 

MCOM 460 Internship in Mass Communication (1-6) 

MCOM 479 Special Topics in Journalism (3) 

MCOM 481 Broadcast Journalism II 

MCOM 496 Independent Study in Mass Communication (1-6) 

Certificate in Broadcast Journalism 

Students completing the Mass Communication major in the 

Journalism and New Media Track are eligible for a departmental 

Certificate in Broadcast Journalism if they take an additional five 

courses as specified below: 

EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production (3) 

EMF 265 Radio/Audio Production 1(3) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

or 
EMF 373 Electronic Field Production (3) 

MCOM 381 Broadcast Journalism (3) 
EMF 481 Television Journalism (3) 

Students must earn a grade equivalent of 3.00 or higher in each of 
the above courses to receive the certificate. Students need to apply 
for the certificate with documentation of eligibility at least 90 days 
before graduation. 

ADVERTISING TRACK (27 units) 

Note: To begin this track, students should enroll m MCOM 214 Principles 
of Advertising. 

Required Basic Courses (12 units) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
MCOM 214 Principles of Advertising (3) 
MCOM 323 Advertising Media Planning (3) 
MCOM 447 Advertising Campaigns (3) 

Required Professional Skills Writing Courses (6 units) 

MCOM 325 Advertising Copy-writing (3) 
Choose one of the following: 
MCOM 255 News Writing ( 3 ) 

or 
MCOM 357 Public Relations Writing (3) 



Track Electives (9 units) 

The following groupings are designed to help students in their 
selection of electives. Choose from the following and from any 
courses not chosen in the above groupings: 



Advertising 

MCOM 440 
MCOM 443 
MCOM 445 
MCOM 460 
MCOM 496 



Advertising Media Sales (3) 
International Advertising and Public Relations (3) 
Corporate and Institutional Advertising (3) 
Internship in Mass Communication (1-6) 
Independent Study in Mass Communication (1-6) 



Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communication 
MCOM 253 Principles of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated 

Communications (3) 
MCOM 451 Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations (3) 
MCOM 453 Strategic Public Relations and Integrated 

Communications Campaigns (3) 
MCOM 459 Professional Issues in Public Relations, Advertising and 

Integrated Communications (3) 
COMM 419 Organizational Communication (3) 
COMM 422 Conference and Meeting Management (3) 

Electronic Media and Film 

EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production (3) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

EMF 373 Electronic Field Production (3) 

EMF 377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3) 

Journalism 

MCOM 100 Using Information Effectively in Mass Communication 

(3) 

MCOM 356 Feature Writing (3) 

MCOM 358 News Editing (3) 

MCOM 359 Magazine Publishing (3) 

MCOM 391 Photojournalism I (3) 

MCOM 407 Writing for New Media (3) 

MCOM 415 Mass Media Graphics (3) 

MCOM 431 Public Opinion and the Press (3) 

Media Analysis 

MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3) 
MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3) 
MCOM 41 1 Communication Process (3) 

Communication Studies 

COMM 1 15 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3) 

COMM 303 Advanced Public Speaking (3) 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

COMM 315 Business and Professional Communication (3) 

COMM 331 Advocacy and Argument (3) 

COMM 378 Intercultural Communication (3) 

Certificate in Advertising 

Students completing a Mass Communication major in the 
Advertising Track are eligible for a departmental Certificate in 
Advertising by having a GPA equivalent of 3.00 or higher in the 
track courses taken at TTJ and by completing MCOM 460 
Internship in Mass Communication. Students need to apply for the 
certificate with documentation of eligibility at least 90 days before 
graduation. 

STRATEGIC PUBLIC RELATIONS AND INTEGRATED 
COMMUNICATIONS TRACK (27 units) 

Note: To begin this track, students should enroll in MCOM 253 Principles 
of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications. 

Required Basic Courses (12 units) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
MCOM 253 Principles of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated 

Communications (3) 
COMM 419 Organizational Communication (3) 



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MCOM 453 Public Relations and Integrated Communications 
Campaigns (3) 

Required Professional Skills Writing Courses (6 units) 

MCOM 357 Public Relations Writing (3) 

Choose one of the follou^mg: 

MCOM 325 Advertising Copy-writing (3) 

or 
MCOM 255 Newswriting(3) 

Track Electives (9 units) 

The following groupings are designed to help students in their 
selection of electives. Choose from the following groupings and 
from any courses not chosen in the above groupings: 

Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications 
MCOM 451 Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations (3) 
MCOM 459 Professional Issues in Public Relations, Advertising 

and Integrated Communications (3) 
MCOM 460 Internship in Mass Communication (1-6) 
MCOM 496 Independent Study in Mass Communication (1-6) 



Advertising 

MCOM 214 
MCOM 323 
MCOM 440 
MCOM 443 
MCOM 445 
MCOM 447 



Principles of Advertising (3) 

Advertising Media Planning (3) 

Advertising Media Sales (3) 

International Advertising and Public Relations (3) 

Corporate or Institutional Advertising (3) 

Advertising Campaigns (3) 



Electronic Media and Film 

EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production (3) 

EMF 265 Radio Production I (3) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

EMF 273 Electronic Field Production (3) 

EMF 377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3) 

Journalism 

MCOM 100 Using Information Effectively in Mass Communication (3) 

MCOM 356 Feature Writing (3) 

MCOM 358 News Editmg (3) 

MCOM 359 Magazine Publishing (3) 

MCOM 383 News Reporting (3) 

MCOM 391 Photojournalism I (3) 

MCOM 407 Writing for New Media (3) 

MCOM 415 Mass Media Graphics (3) 

MCOM 431 Public Opinion and the Press (3) 

Media Analysis 

MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3) 
MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3) 
MCOM 411 Communication Process (3) 

Communication Studies 

COMM 115 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3) 

COMM 303 Advanced Public Speaking (3) 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

COMM 315 Business and Professional Communication (3) 

COMM 331 Advocacy and Argument (3) 

COMM 378 Intercultural Communication (3) 

COMM 422 Conference and Meeting Management (3) 

Certificate in Strategic Public Relations and Integrated 
Communications 

Students completing a Mass Communication major in the Strategic 
Public Relations and Integrated Communications Track are eligible 
for a departmental Certificate in Strategic Public Relations and 
Integrated Communications by having a GPA equivalent of 3.00 or 
higher in the track courses taken at TU and by completing MCOM 
460 Internship in Mass Communication. Students need to apply 
for the certificate with documentation of eligibility at least 90 days 
before graduation. 



Certificate in Sports Communication 

Students completing a Mass Communication major in the 
Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications (SPRIC) 
Track are eligible for a departmental Certificate in Sports 
Communication if they fulfill the following: 

Complete the following SPRIC Track electiies: (9 units) 
EMF 140 
EMF 221 
EMF 265 



EMF 2:^1 



Introduction to Electronic Media (3) 

Principles of Film and Media Production (3) 

Radio/Audio Production 1(3) 

or 

Television Studio Production (3) 



Complete one of the following courses outside the SPRIC Track: 
EMF 365 Radio/Audio Production II (3) 

or 
EMF 373 Electronic Field Production (3) 

or 
EMF 403 Sportscasting (3) 

Complete three of the following kinesiology courses: (9 units) 

KNES 349 The Modern Olympic Games (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Socien^ (3) 

KNES 355 Psycholog>- of Sport (3) 

KNES 357 Sport m Film (3) 

KNES 441 The American Woman in Sport (3) 

KNES 451 History of American Sport (3) 

Notes about the major: 

1) Students must complete at least 18 units of upper-level course 
work in the major. 

2) No more than 6 units of independent study and/or internships 
can be applied to the Mass Communication major. 

3) The Pass grading option is not available for courses applied to 
the major. 

4) Students who wish to double major in Mass Communication 
and Communication Studies may apply up to 12 units simulta- 
neously for satisfaction of both majors. Students who wish to 
major in Mass Communication and minor in Communication 
Studies may apply 6 units simultaneously for satisfaction of both 
major and minor 

5) Students who wish to double major in Mass Communication 
and Electronic Media and Film may apply up to 9 units simulta- 
neously for satisfaction of both majors. Students who wish to 
major in Mass Communication and minor in Electronic Media 
and Film may apply 6 units simultaneously for satisfaction of 
both major and minor. 

6) Transfer students are required to take 21 units in residence in 
their major area. The department will transfer up to 15 units of 
compatible courses. 

7) In fulfilling the requirements for the Mass Communication 
major, students may choose the option of satisfying requirements 
for both the Advertising and the Strategic Public Relations and 
Integrated Communications tracks. 

COMBINED MAJOR IN MASS COMMUNICATION 
AND POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Students electing to major in both Mass Communication and 
Political Science must complete the requirements for both majors. 
Following the outline below, students can complete the two majors 
with 60 units of Mass Communication and Political Science cours- 
es. Completing these two majors separately requires a minimum of 
72 units (36 units in each major). 

I. Mass Communication 

A. Required Core Courses (9 units) 

B. Required Track Courses (12 units) 

C. Required Professional Skills Writing Courses (6 units) 

D. Electives (9 units) 



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Note: The department will accept two ot the tollowing pohtical science 
courses (6 units) toward fulfillment of the electives in the Mass 
Communication major: 

POSC 301 Political Research 1(3) 

POSC 340 Comparative Public Policy (3) 

POSC 375 Public Administration (3) 

POSC 381 Presidency (3) 

POSC 383 Congress (3) 

POSC 417 Political Parties (3) 

POSC 459 Simulation and Games (3) 
POSC 470-479 Special Topics (3)* 

* Topic to be approved by the Department of Mass Communication and 
Communication Studies 



II. Political Science 

A. Required Courses in Political Science (15 units - 
Department of Political Science) 

B. Elective Courses in Political Science (21 units) 



see the 



Note: The Department of Political Science will accept two of the following 
mass communication courses (6 units) toward fulfillment of the electives m 
the Political Science major: 

MCOM 350 Media Law (3) 

MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3) 

MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3) 

MCOM 431 Public Opinion and the Press (3) 

MCOM 433 Media Ethics (3) 

MARKETING INTERDISCIPLINARY SPECIALIZATION 
FOR MASS COMMUNICATION 

The Marketing Interdisciplinary Specialization for Mass 
Communication requires completion of the Mass Communication 
major in the Public Relations or Advertising Track and 15 units as 
listed below. Students must earn a grade equivalent of 2.00 or high- 
er in each required course below. Students completing this special- 
ization will receive a departmental certificate. Students need to 
pick up an application for the certificate from the department 
office during e.xam week. 

Marketing Specialization 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 
MKTG 345 Advertising Management (3) 
MKTG 351 Sales Management (3) 
MKTG 425 Buyer Behavior Analysis (3) 
MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 

MINOR IN MASS COMMUNICATION 

The Mass Communication minor requires a total of 24 units: 9 
units in required core courses, 6 units of approved writing courses 
and 9 units of upper-division electives (see major listings). 

Core Required Courses (9 units) 

See list under the major requirements. 

Writing Courses (6 units) 

See list under the major requirements. 

Electives (9 units) 

Any upper-division courses listed under electives for the major. 

Note: No more than 3 units of independent study and/or intern- 
ships can be applied toward the Mass Communication minor. 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 

All minor requirements must he completed with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. The Pass grading option is not available for 
courses applicable toward the minor. 



COMBINED PROGRAMS WITH ELECTRONIC MEDLA 
AND FILM AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES 

Students who wish to minor in Mass Communication and major in 
either Electronic Media and Film or Communication Studies may 
apply up to 6 units simultaneously toward fulfillment of both 
major and minor. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

The department will accept up to 9 credits of compatible transfer 
courses toward the minor. 

INTERNSHIPS 

Internship eligibility requirements for Communication Studies and 
Mass Communication are as follows: 

1. Junior or senior status 

2. Major must be declared 

3. Completion of courses related to the area of internship 
concentration, specifically: 

• MCOM 101 and 255 prior to any print journalism placement 

• MCOM 101 and 253 prior to any public relations placement 

• MCOM 101 and 214 prior to any advertising placement 

• COMM 115 and 131 prior to any Communication Studies 
placement 

4. GPA requirement: 2.75 overall; 3.00 in the major. Waivers are 
considered by the department. 

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

The Patrick J. O'Connell Memorial Scholarship is available for 
Mass Communication students with a special interest in broadcast 
journalism, journalism, advertising or public relations. Other 
scholarships include the Eddie Ballard Award for Journalism, the 
O'Connor Radio Broadcasting Scholarship, the Sam Lacy Sports 
Communication Scholarship, the Jamie Parker Memorial 
Scholarship, the George Rogers Jr. Memorial Scholarship, the 
Murfin Scholarship, the Richard T. Bolan Scholarship, the 
Elizabeth Wainio Memorial Scholarship, the Public Relations 
Society of America Scholarship and speech and debate program 
scholarships. For scholarship information and deadlines, contact 
the department scholarship coordinator. 

DEPARTMENTAL ACTFVaTIES 

Department activities include support for the following student 
organizations: Speech and Debate Team, Pi Kappa Delta (national 
honorary forensic society). Pi Lambda Eta (national honorary soci- 
ety in communication), the American Advertising Foundation 
Chapter, the Public Relations Student Group, and the Society for 
Professional Journalists. 

HONORS PROGRAM 

Through its departmental honors program, the mass communica- 
tion faculry recognizes students for academic excellence. Mass 
Communication majors with an overall GPA of 3.25 and a 3.50 in 
their major are eligible to participate in the program. To graduate 
with honors in Mass Communication, students must complete 6 
units in MCOM Independent Study and MCOM 499 Honors 
Thesis. In addition, the student is required to make an oral presen- 
tation to the Thesis Committee, which is open to the public. At 
graduation, students will be recognized for honors both on the 
diploma and permanent transcript. Students interested in depart- 
mental honors should consult with the department's honors coordi- 
nator no later than the first term of their junior year. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM 

Information regarding the various graduate programs is included in 
the Graduate Catalog. The department offers a master's degree in 
Communications Management, and a certificate in Strategic Public 
Relations and Integrated Communications. 



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Department of Music 

Professors: Cecylia Barczyk, Terry B. Ewell (Chair), Michael 
Jothen, William Kleinsasser, Dale Rauschenberg, Reynaldo 
Reyes, Dana Rothlisberger, Carl B. Schmidt, Zoltan Szabo 

Associate Professors: James Anthony, Leneida Crawford, Michael 
Decker, Luis Engelke, Jonathan Leshnoff, Diane Luchese, 
Cristina Magaldi, Eva Mengelkoch, Alicia Mueller, Gerald 
Phillips, Donald Watts 

Assistant Professors: Marguerite Baker, David Ballou, Phillip 
CoUister, Joshua Davis, Karen Kennedy, Brenda Leach, 
Christine Limb 

Part-time Faculty': Michael Bayes, Michael Boyd, Michael Bunn, 
Benjamin Chouinard, Lawrence E. Crawford, Victor Dvoskin, 
Laurie Flint, Ah Hong, Bernard Hynson, Mary Claire Ingalls, 
Kerry Jennings, Nancy Larson, Niki Lee, Ben Levy, Henry 
Lowe, Martha McCoy, James McFalls, Philip Munds, Timothy 
Murphy, Sara Nichols, Sherrie Norwitz, Phil Snedecor, Leslie 
Starr, Granville Wilson 

Assistant to the Chairperson: Mary Ann Criss 

Computer/Audio Manager: John Spivey 

OFFICE 

Center for the Arts 3095, 410-704-2839 
Fax: 410-704-2841 
www.towson.edu/music 

ADMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT 

Degree programs in music are fully accredited with the National 
Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for 
Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

The Music major is a screened major. Admission to the Music 
major is granted only by the department, contingent upon a per- 
formance audition. Admission to the universit\' does not guarantee 
acceptance as a Music major or minor. Further, continuance in the 
major is contingent on a number of evaluative processes established 
by the department. Proper course planning and regular meetings 
with advisers are key to timely completion of the programs m four 
years. Students are responsible for determining the progress and 
completion of their degree programs. 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Music offers two professional degree programs, 
the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science in Music Education; 
and one liberal arts degree program, the Bachelor of Science in 
Music. The concentrations within the two professional degree pro- 
grams are outlined on the following pages. 

Although there are courses common to all degree programs and 
concentrations within those programs, each program is designed 
with its own special requirements, especially in the junior and sen- 
ior years. Those requirements are found on the following pages. 

A Music minor is available for those students who desire to pur- 
sue music studies as a secondary field. 

REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

Private Vocal or Instrumental Lessons and Master Classes 

Every Music major must enroll for private lessons on an instrument 
or in voice with an instructor provided by the university. All stu- 
dents enrolled for private vocal or instrumental lessons are required 
to attend a weekly master class. Activities in master classes range 
from topics concerning the instrument, prevention of performance 
injuries, pedagogy and performances by students, faculty and guest 
artists. 



Evaluative Processes Comprising the Screened Major 

The following items comprise the various evaluative processes stu- 
dents must successfully negotiate if they are to continue in and com- 
plete the Music major. 

Juries and Upper-division Juries 

All students must perform before a faculty' jury at the end of each 
term in which they are enrolled in private vocal or instrumental les- 
sons. 

To enroll in 300-level private lessons, students must complete the 
upper-division, double-length jury examination. 

Keyboard Proficiency 

Music majors must reach the level of keyboard proficiency estab- 
lished for their specific degree and concentration. For Music 
Education majors, a keyboard proficiency exam is scheduled on the 
Friday of the first week of fall and spring term classes. Successful 
completion of Keyboard Proficiency is required for enrollment in 
Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music in the Elementar\' School 
(MUED 306) or Methods of Teaching Vocal-General Music in the 
Elementary School (MUED 307). 

The Bachelor of Music degree allows students to satisfy the 
Keyboard Proficiency requirement bv passing Piano Class I (MUSA 
190), Piano Class II (MUSA 191), and Piano Class III (MUSA 290). 
Keyboard Performance majors, however, are exempt from Piano 
Class 1, Piano Class II, and Piano Class III, but must satisfy the key- 
board proficiency requirement by passing Keyboard Harmony and 
Sight Reading I (MUSC 313) and Kevboard Harmonv and Sight 
Reading U(MUSC 314). 

Recital Attendance 

All Music majors are required to attend three facult\', guest artist or 
evening honors recitals; two student ensemble and two student 
degree recitals during each term of their freshman, sophomore and 
junior enrollment (totaling 42 events over six terms). Convocation 
and daytime honors recitals are mandatory and do not count 
toward the total. 

For transfer students, the numbers are pro-rated according to the 
number of terms they will attend Towson and after discussion with 
the department chairperson. 

Students who do not meet attendance requirements are granted a 
one-term grace period. Otherwise, they may be denied permission 
to continue to register as Music majors. Appeals are heard by the 
department chairperson. 

Recital requirements prior to fall 2004 will not be altered. 

Degree Recitals 

The Music Education Concentrations and the Composition 
Concentration require a senior recital. The Performance 
Concentrations require both junior and senior recitals. Students 
pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Music may choose to perform a 
recital as their capstone experience. 

Students must enroll in private lessons the term they present a 
recital. Senior recital may not be taken during the same term as stu- 
dent teaching. 

Ensembles 

All Music majors are required to participate in ensembles. 
Ensembles will be varied in both size and nature. Each degree pro- 
gram and/or concentration has its own set of expectations. These 
are listed on the following pages. 

Contact the Department of Music for information concerning 
times and requirements for ensemble auditions. Most auditions are 
scheduled during the first week of classes. If a student registers for 
an ensemble and is not selected, it is the student's responsibility to 
officially drop the ensemble from his or her schedule through the 
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Graduation Requirements 

Majors must earn a grade equivalent ot 2.00 or higher in all Music 
major courses, ensembles and lessons. This includes foreign lan- 
guages and Music Education core courses required of degree pro- 
grams. The Pass grading option is not available for courses applied 
to the major. 

In addition to the required Music major courses, students must 
fulfill the General Education requirements found in the University- 
Curriculum section in this catalog. Notes: (1) GenEd II. B.l. is ful- 
filled by MUSC 201 and (2) GenEd I.D. is fulfilled by MUSC 302. 
University regulations require students to accrue no fewer than 32 
upper-division (300-400) units for graduation. 

The department also supports the Early Childhood and 
Elementary Education programs by offering individual Methods of 
Teaching Music for each instructional level. In addition, a specif- 
ic section of Music Fundamentals is offered for majors in the 
Department of Dance. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Transfer of major credit is based upon an audition, a review of 
transcripts and an interview with the department chairperson. 
Transfer students must meet with the department chairperson 
immediately after matriculating. 

All Music majors must complete a minimum of 24 major units 
at Towson University, all of which are upper-level (300-400) courses. 

All Music minors must complete a minimum of 12 units at 
Towson University that meet the upper-division electives require- 
ment in Section II of the Minor in Music section in this catalog. 

MAJOR IN MUSIC EDUCATION - 
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE 

Students majoring in Music Education are required to complete the 
courses listed below, the Music Education Professional Core 
Courses and the GenEd requirements. Students choose either the 
Instrumental Music Education Concentration or the Vocal-General 
Music Education Concentration. 

Successful completion of the program certifies students to teach 
music at the K-12 level in Maryland (and other states with which 
reciprocal agreements exist). Certification requires successful com- 
pletion of courses and requirements in a seleaed degree program, 
a criminal background check, the Praxis E.xamination parts 1 and 
n, and the Towson Universit)- speech and hearing screenings. 

Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program 
AH students applying for admission to a Teacher Education pro- 
gram are required to complete a Criminal Background Disclosure 
Form. This form is to be notarized and sent to the director of the 
Center for Professional Practice, Hawkins Hall, room 302, to be 
kept on file. 

Requirements for Internship and/or Student Teaching 
Effeaive fall 1999, all pre-ser\-ice students in Teacher Education 
programs, whose program of study requires an intensive/e.xtensive 
internship or student teaching experience in a public or private 
school setting (pre-K through 12), are required to complete and file 
a Criminal Background Disclosure Form (see above). 

To register for student teaching, all pre-service students must 
complete and submit their scores on the Praxis I, Academic Skills 
Assessments, to the Center for Professional Practice (CPP). 
Information on the Praxis tests is available in the CPP office, 
Hawkins Hall, room 302. 



INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATION 

CONCENTR.\TION REQUIREMENTS (66 units) 

.MUSA XXX Private Lessons in one instrument or percussion area (7) 

MUSA .XXX Ensembles (8.5) 

Wind and Percussion students: two terms in lower-divi- 
sion Symphonic Band or Orchestra (2); three terms in 
upper-division Symphonic Band or Orchestra (3); one term 
in ensemble other than Symphonic Band, Marching Band, 
or Orchestra (1); nvo terms in Marching Band (2); one 
term in Conducting Lab Ensemble (.5) 
String students: three terms in lower-division Symphonic 
Band or Orchestra (3 1; three terms in upper-division 
Symphonic Band or Orchestra (3); one term in ensemble 
other than Symphonic Band, Marching Band, or Orchestra 
(1); one term in Marching Band (1); one term in 
Conducting Lab Ensemble (.5) 

MUSA 498 Semor Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

.VIUSC 132 Theory' H (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship U (2) 

.MUSC 201 Music m the U.S., Anabtic Emphasis (3) 

•MUSC 231 Theon-ni(2) 

.MUSC 232 Theorv IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship lU (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

-MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

.MUSC 329 Instrumental Conduaing (3) 

-MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

.MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUED201 Brass Class 1(1) 

MUED202 Brass Class n(l) 

MUED 203 Lower String Class ( 1 ) 

.MUED 204 Upper String Class ( 1 ) 

.MUED 205 Woodwmd Class 1(1) 

MUED 206 Woodwind Class 0(1) 

MUED 207 Percussion Class 1 ( 1 ) 

MUED 208 Percussion Class 0(1) 

MUED 210 Voice Class (1) 

.MUED 220 Percussion Workshop (percussion students only) (1) 

MUED 301 Marching Band Techniques (.5) 

.MUED 306 Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music in the 
Elementary School (4) 

MUED 308 Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music in the 
Secondary School (2) 

Music Education Professional Core Courses (30 units) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

ELED 324 Integrating Literacy in K-12 Content Areas (3) 

MUED 310 Introduction to Music in Special Education (3) 

MUED 391 Elementary- Student Teaching (6) 

MUED 392 Secondar}' Student Teachmg (6) 

MUED 401 Enhancing Literacy in the Music Classroom (3) 

PSYC 101 IntroduCTion to Psycholog)' (3) 

PSYC 201 Educanonal Psychology (3) 

VOC.AL-GENER.-U. .MUSIC EDUCATION 

C0NCENTR.\T10N REQUIREMENTS (59-61 units) 

MUSA XXX Private lessons in one area (7) 

MUSA x.\x Ensembles (7-8) 

Keyboard students: (8 terms): four in Chorale or Choral 
Society; one in Music for the Stage; and three selected from 
Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble-Vocal, Jazz 
Ensemble-Combo, World Music Ensemble. Music Theatre 
Chorus; and Solo and Ensemble Accompanying 
Vocal students: (7 terms): three in Chorale or Choral 
Societ)'; one in Music for the Stage; one selected from Early 
Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble-Vocal, Jazz Ensemble- 
Combo, World Music Ensemble, .Music Theatre Chorus; 
and 2 elettive units from any of the above (only one of 
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Guitar students: (8 terms): four in Chorale or Choral 
Society; one in Music for the Stage; one selected from Early 
Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble-Vocal, Music Theatre 
Chorus, Jazz Ensemble-Combo, or World Music Ensemble; 
and two in an instrumental ensemble in which the student 
plays guitar 

MUSA498 Senior Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory 1 (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theory IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 327 Choral Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914-Present (3) 

MUED 209 Teaching Guitar in the Classroom (2) 

MUED 210 Voice Class (guitar and keyboard students only) (1) 

MUED 307 Methods of Teaching Vocal-General Music in the 
Elementary School (4) 

MUED 309 Methods of Teaching Vocal-General Music in the 
Secondary School (2) 

MUED 337 Teaching Choral Music in the Elementary and Secondary 
School (2) 

Music Education Professional Core Courses (30 units) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

ELED 324 Integrating Literacy in K-12 Content Areas (3) 

MUED 310 Introduction to Music in Special Education (3) 

MUED 391 Elementary Student Teaching (6) 

MUED 392 Secondary Student Teaching (6) 

MUED 401 Enhancing Literacy in the Music Classroom (3) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

MAJOR IN MUSIC - 
BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE 

Students concentrating in Composition, Jazz/Commercial 
Performance, Jazz/Commercial Composition, or Performance are 
required to complete the courses listed below and the GenEd 
requirements. 

COMPOSITION CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS 

(82 units) 

MUSA XXX Private lessons in a single medium (6) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles — Students should register for a diversity of size 
and style in ensembles with a minimum of two different 
ensembles. The choice and availability of ensembles will 
depend on the particular performance area and level of 
each student. (8) 

MUSA 190 Piano Class 1(1) 

MUSA 191 Piano Class II (1) 

MUSA 200 Private Composition lessons (4) 

MUSA 290 Piano Class III (1) 

MUSA 300 Private Composition lessons (4) 

MUSA 400 Private Composition lessons (4) 

MUSA 499 .Senior Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 135 Computer Applications (3) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory 111(2) 

MUSC 232 Theorv IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV |2) 

MUSC 281 Recording Techniques I (3) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750(3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 



MUSC 327 Choral Conducting (3) 
or 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 414 Counterpoint (3) 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 

MLISC 493 Independent Research in Music may be taken 
for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful peti- 
tion to the department chairperson. 

GUITAR PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS 

(82 units) 

MUSC .XXX Private guitar lessons (16) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles (12) 

4 units Guitar Ensemble, 4 units any vocal ensemble, 
4 units any ensemble 

MUSA 190 Piano Class 1(1) 

MUSA 191 Piano Class 11(1) 

MUSA 290 Piano Class III (1) 

MUSA 399 Junior Recital (1) 

MUSA 499 Semor Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theory FV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 305 Survey of the Music Industry (3) 

MUSC 327 Choral Conducting (3) 
or 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 409 History and Literature of Guitar, Lute and Vihuela (3) 

MUSC 462 Guitar Pedagogy (3) 

MUSC .XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 

MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music may be taken 
for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful peti- 
tion to the department chairperson. 

JAZZ/COMMERCIAL COMPOSITION CONCENTRATION 
REQUIREMENTS (80 units) 

MUSA xxx Private lessons in a single medium (6) 

MUSA xxx Ensembles — 4 terms among a minimum of rwo different 

jazz ensembles, 4 terms in other ensembles (8) 

MUSA 190 Piano Class I (I) 

MUSA 191 Piano Class 11(1) 

MUSA 200 Composition private lessons (2) 

MUSA 290 Piano Class 111(1) 

MUSA 300 Composition private lessons (4) 

MUSA 400 Composition private lessons (4) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 135 Computer Applications (3) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analvtic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theorv III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theorv IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 305 Survey of the Music Industry (3) 

MUSC 320 Jazz Theory and Improvisation I (3) 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 (Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1 9 14 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 426 Jazz History (3) 

MUSC 427 Jazz Arranging (3) 



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MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC elective (3) 

.\IUSC 493 Independent Research in Music may be taken 
for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful peti- 
tion to the department chairperson. 

JAZZ/COMiVIERCLU PERFORMANCE 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (82 units) 

MUSC XXX Private lessons (16) 

Saxophone majors — 8 units jazz/commercial saxophone 
and 8 units in at least one woodwind double; bass 
majors — 8 units acoustic, 8 units electric; guitar majors — 
8 units jazz/commcrcial guitar, S units classical or other fret- 
ted instruments; percussion majors — 8 units drum set, 8 
units mallets, timpani, multiple percussion; other instru- 
ments — 8 units of |3Zz/commercial in priman." instrument, 
8 units of 100- and 200-level classical lessons in primary 
instrument; voice majors — 8 units in jazz/commercial 
voice, S units in 100- and 200-level voice lessons 

MUSC XXX Ensembles — 8 terms among a minimum of three jazz 
ensembles; 6 terms of other ensembles (14) 

MUSA190 Piano Class 1(1) 

MUSA 191 Piano Class 11(1) 

MUSA 290 Piano Class III ( 1 ) 

MUSA 399 Junior Recital ( 1 ) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theorv I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theonn(2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analnic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theorv HI (2) 

MUSC 232 Theor)- 1\' (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 305 Survey of the Music Industry (3) 

MUSC 320 Jazz Theory and Improvisation I (3) 

MUSC 322 Jazz Theory and Improvisation II (3) 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting 1 3) 

MUSC 426 Jazz History (3) 

MUSC 427 Jazz Arranging (3) 

MUSC 443 Instrumental Pedagogy (1) 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC elective (3) 

MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music may be taken 
for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful peti- 
tion to the department chairperson. 

KEYBOARD PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION 

REQUIREMENTS (Piano) (83 units) 

MUSA XXX Private piano lessons (16) 

-MUSA XXX Private pipe organ, harpsichord or voice lessons (2) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles — 5 terms in Solo/Ensemble Accompanying, 

2 units in any other ensemble (7) 

MUSA 399 Junior Recital (1) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital ( 1 ) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music m the U.S.; Anal)-tic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theon- III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theor\- IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship IH (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship FV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 313 Keyboard Harmony and Sight Reading I (2) 

MUSC 314 Kevboard Harmony and Sight Reading U (2) 

MUSC 327 Choral Conducting (3) 

or 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 414 Counterpoint (3) 



MUSC 419 Keyboard Literature (3) 

MUSC 460 Piano Pedagogy (3) 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 

MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music may be taken 
for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful peti- 
tion to the department chairperson. 

KETOOARD PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION 

REQUIREMENTS (Pipe Organ) (81 units) 

MUSA XXX Private pipe organ lessons (16) 

MUSA XXX Private piano lessons (2) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles — six terms in choral ensembles, one in any 
other ensemble (7) 

MUSC 399 Junior Recital (1) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital (1) 

MUED210 Voice Class (1) 

MUSC 131 Theorv I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theorv m (2) 

MUSC 232 Theor)' FV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship rV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 313 Keyboard Harmony and Sight Reading I (2) 

MUSC 314 Keyboard Harmony and Sight Reading II (2) 

MUSC 327 Choral Conducting (3) 
or 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 414 Counterpoint (3) 

MUSC 4 1 9 Keyboa rd Literature ( 3 ) 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 

MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music may be taken 
for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful peti- 
tion to the department chairperson. 

VOICE PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION 

REQUIREMENTS (83 units) 

MUSA XXX Private voice lessons (16) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles — 4 units in Chorale or Choral Society, 4 units 
in Music for the Stage, and 4 units in anv vocal ensemble 
(12) 

MUSA 190 Piano Class (1) 

MUSA 191 Piano Class 11(1) 

MUSA 290 Piano Class III (1) 

MUSA 399 Junior Recital (1) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital ( 1 ) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship U (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory in (2) 

MUSC 232 Theory FV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship ffl (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship FV (2) 

MUSC 245 Diction for Singers I (English and Italian) (2) 

MUSC 246 Diction for Singers II (French and German) (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 327 Choral Conductmg (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 406 Survey of Solo Voice Literature (3) 

MUSC 442 Vocal Pedagogy (3) 

MUSC .XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 

MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music may be taken 
for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful peti- 
tion to the department chairperson. 

Intermediate level in German, French or Itahan 1 12) 



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WINDS, STRINGS, PERCUSSION PERFORMANCE 
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (84 units) 

MUSA XXX Private lessons in one instrument or percussion area (16) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles — eight terms in eitlier Symphonic Band or 
Orchestra; eight terms of other instrumental ensembles 
(16) 

MUSA 190 Piano Class 1(1) 

MUSA 191 Piano Class 11(1) 

MUSA 290 Piano Class 111(1) 

MUSA 399 Junior Recital (1) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theory IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 305 Survey of the Music Industry (3) 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 443 Instrumental Pedagogy (1) 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 

MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music may be taken 
for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful peti- 
tion to the department chairperson. 

MAJOR IN MUSIC — BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 
DEGREE 

The Bachelor of Science in Music is designed for students seeking 
a liberal arts degree in music. The curriculum of this program is 
designed to assure that students receive a solid grounding in the 
fundamentals of music theory and history, take individual instruc- 
tion in applied music, and will participate in musical ensembles 
appropriate to their area of musical training. The Department of 
Music strongly recommends the completion of the intermediate 
level of a foreign language. Students are encouraged to pursue a 
minor in a related or complementary field of study. 

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Music 
must take one course in one of the arts outside of music (visual 
arts, theater, or dance) either within their General Education units 
or within their 30 elective units. 

Students must also undertake one of the following 3-unit cap- 
stone experiences demonstrating mastery of some area of their 
study. Selection of this capstone experience will be made through 
the student's adviser and must be approved by the department 
chairperson. 

Music Performance and Senior Recital 

Students who choose music performance as their principal area of 

competency must complete at least 2 units of applied music at the 

upper-division level and complete the 1-unit course MUSA 497 

(Senior Recital for Bachelor of Science in Music Degree). (Students 

must be enrolled for applied lessons concurrently with Senior 

Recital.) 

Senior Thesis/Project 

Students may choose to write a senior thesis under the direction of 
a faculty adviser. These candidates must successfully complete 
MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music. 

Music Internship 

Students who pursue training in a cognate area such as music busi- 
ness, arts administration, or some other appropriate professional 
field must demonstrate competence in that field through the suc- 
cessful completion of MUSC 497 Internship in Music. 



DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

Total minimum units to complete 
Bachelor of Science degree are 120. 



the major in Music 



Music Requirements (31 units) 


MUSC 131 


Theory I (2) 


MUSC 132 


Theory II (2) 


MUSC 133 


Musicianship I (2) 


MUSC 134 


Musicianship II (2) 


MUSC 201 


Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 


MUSC 231 


Theory 111 (2) 


MUSC 301 


Western Music to 1750(3) 


MUSC 302 


Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 


MUSC 421 


Music in the U.S. (3) 


MUSC 426 


Jazz History (3) 


MUSC 471 


Special Topics in World Music (3) 


MUSC XXX 


Upper-division MUSC electives (6) 



Applied and Music Elective Requirements (20 units) 

MUSA XXX Private Lessons (6) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles (4) 

MUSA 190 Piano Class 1(1) 

MUSC, MUSA (ensembles only), or MUED electives (6) 

MUSC or MUSA Capstone Experience (3) 

General Education requirements (38-40 units) and free electives (no 
MUSC, MUED or MUSA courses) (30-32 units) (combined— 69 
units minimum) 

MINOR IN MUSIC 

The Music minor, available for students who desire to pursue music 
studies as a secondary field, requires 24-25 units. Musk minors are 
required to have a department adviser to assist with building mean- 
ingful schedules. The minor consists of two tracks: Music 
Performance and Music Literature. Students who intend to minor 
in Music are advised to so declare in their freshman year. 
Acceptance to the Performance Track is by prior audition only. 
Students accepted into this track must discuss with their applied 
teacher how they will logically progress to the final recital. Students 
in the Literature Track must apply to the department and complete 
all lower-division requirements before moving to upper-division 
courses. MUSC 131 and MUSC 133 must be taken concurrently. 

Students must attain a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher for 
courses applied to the minor The Pass grading option is not avail- 
able for courses applied to the minor 

Performance Track (24-25 units) 

MUSA XXX Private lessons in one discipline (at least two at the upper- 
division level) (8) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles (3) 

MUSA 399 Junior Recital (1) 

MUSC 101 Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 
or 

MUSC 106 Honors Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 

MUSC 105 Music Theory for Non-Majors (3) 
or 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 
and 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) (must be taken concurrently with 
MUSC 131) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 305 Survey of the Music Industry (3) 



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Literature Track (25 units) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) (must be taken concurrently with 

MUSC 131) 
MUSC 132 Theory- II (2) 
MUSC 101 Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 

or 
MUSC 106 Honors Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 
MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

One course selected from the following (3): 

MUSC 110 Honors Introduction to World Music (3) 

MUSC 112 World Music: The Americas, Africa and West Europe (3) 

MUSC 113 World Music: East Europe, Asia and the Middle East (3) 

One course selected from the following (3): 
MUSC 123 Jazz History for Non-Majors (3) 
MUSC 125 Honors Jazz History for Non-Majors (3) 
MUSC 127 Elements and Histon' of Rock Music (3) 
MUSC 205 Women in Western Music (3) 

Upper-dwision electwes selected from the following 

(one from each group) 16): 

Group I 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 402 Music of the Baroque Period (3) 

MUSC 403 Music of the Classical Period (3) 

MUSC 404 Music of the Romantic Period (3) 

Group n 

MUSC 406 Survey of Vocal Literature (3) 

MUSC 41 1 Survey of Opera (3) 

MUSC 413 Symphonic Literature (3) 

MUSC 421 Music m the U.S. (3) 

MUSC 426 Jazz History (3) 

MUSC 471-479 Special Topics (3) 

MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music (written paper) (1) 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

The department also offers courses for non-Music majors. These 
courses are primarily taken to satisfy GenEd requirements and 
include the following: 
MUSC 100 Using Information Effectively in Music 

(GenEd l.B.) (3) 
MUSC 101 Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage 

(GenEdII.C.l.)(3) 
MUSC 105 Music Theory for Non-Ma|ors (GenEd II.C.l) (3) 
.MUSC 106 Honors Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage 

(GenEd II.C.l.) (3) 
MUSC 110 Honors World Music (GenEd Il.D.) (3) 
MUSC 1 1 1 Introduction to Music in the U.S. (GenEd II.B.l.) (3) 
MUSC 1 12 World Music: The Americas, Africa and West Europe 

(GenEd Il.D.) (3) 
MUSC 113 World Music: East Europe, Asia and the Middle East 

(GenEd Il.D.) (3) 
MUSC 114 Music Technology in American Socierv (GenEd II.B.3.) 

(3) 
MUSC 123 Jazz History for Non-Majors (GenEd II.B.l.) (3) 
MUSC 125 Honors Jazz History for Non-Majors 

(GenEd II.B.l.) (3) ' 
MUSC 127 Elements and History of Rock Music 

(GenEd II.B.l.) (3) 
MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis 

(GenEd II.B.l.) (3) 
MUSC 205 Women in Western Music (GenEd n.C.3.) (3) 



PERFORMING ENSEMBLES 

Non-Music majors/minors are encouraged to audition for per- 
forming ensembles at the beginning of each term. A complete list 
of ensemble offerings can he found under Course Descriptions for 
"Music Applied (MUSA) - Ensembles" in this catalog. (No audi- 
tion is required for MUSA 150/350 Choral Society, MUSA 
160/360 Marching Band or MUSA 170/370 World Music 
Ensemble.) For further information, contact the department at 
410-704-2836. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM 

The Department of Music offers two graduate degrees: a Master of 
Science in Music Education and a Master of Music in either 
Performance or Composition. A Certificate of Music is also 
offered. A Certificate in Music: Dalcroze-Orff-Kodaly emphasis 
may be completed during summer sessions. 

Other areas of emphasis may involve the fall, spring and 
Minimester terms. Entrance requirements and programs of study 
are available from the department's graduate program directors 
and are outlined in the Graduate Catalog. 




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Department of Theatre Arts 

Professors: Georgia Baker, Thomas Cascella, Juanita Rockwell 
Associate Professors: Tom Casciero, Daniel Ettinger, Jay Herzog 

(Chair), Robyn Quick, Diane Smith-Sadak, Steve Satta 
Assistant Professors: Naoko Maeshiba, Stephen Nunns, Peter 

Wray 
Adjunct Faculty: Jenifer Alonzo, Steve Bauer, Marsha Becker, 
Rosiland Cauthen, Donna Fox, Laura Hackman, Jenny Male, 
Margaret Penniman, Dian Perrin, Susan Rotkovitz, Barry 
Smith, Gavin Witt, Marianne Wittelsberger, Steve Yeager 
Adjunct Professor: Philip Arnoult 
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Acting: John Glover 
Admtnistratii'e Assistants: Melissa McCready, Allison Murray 
Production Directors: Julie Gerhardt, Cheryl Partridge, Anthony 
Rosas 

OFFICE 

Center for the Arts 3037, 410-704-2792 or 410-704-2793 

Fax:410-704-3914 

www. towson.edu/theatre 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The guiding principle of the Department of Theatre Arts is that our 
energies and resources remain devoted to the development of our 
students as creative, cooperative and humanistically educated the- 
atre practitioners. We strive to give our students maximum oppor- 
tunity to use our theatres, shops and studios to develop their craft. 

The undergraduate program is intentionally eclectic, including in 
its productions as many forms and styles of theatre as possible. The 
graduate program is specifically focused on the creation of original 
works that explore interdisciplinary and intercultural techniques. 

During the academic year, the Department of Theatre Arts offers 
the campus and community a full season of plays in its three the- 
atres. The department maintains a policy of casting only under- 
graduate student actors in undergraduate productions. 

Specific goals of the undergraduate program are: 

• to educate the whole person through the study of theatre as an 
academic and artistic discipline within the context of liberal 
arts 

• to prepare students for the rigors and demands of professional 
theatre while also supporting theatre training for students 
with alternative career aspirations 

• to provide an ongoing mentoring relationship between faculty 
and students designed to nurture a student's unique artistic 
voice and passionate point of view 

• to foster an appreciation of social, cultural and aesthetic diver- 
sity via academic and artistic opportunities 

Specific goals of the graduate program are: 

• to prepare the artist as a producer of original works, either 
solo or in small ensembles, who will shape the theatre of the 
future 

• to explore the definition of theatre through interdisciplinary 
and intercultural studies and experimentation 

• to maintain significant participation in the international dis- 
cussion of new theatre forms and pedagogies 

Both programs are committed to interdisciplinary collaborations 
within the university and in the community. Both strive to maintain 
and enhance their reputations through active participation in 
regional, national and international organizations. 

Theatre majors receive either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of 
Science degree in Theatre. Majors must complete one of three 
tracks: Acting, Design and Production, or Theatre Studies. Students 
may also minor in Theatre, or double major in another field. All 
students are assigned advisers in the appropriate areas. The theatre 
program is time consuming and physically demanding, often 
requiring participation in evening and weekend activities. Students 
considering a career in the theatre should recognize that the field is 



extremely competitive. The Department of Theatre Arts strives to 
prepare its students for the challenges of professional theatre and 
encourages versatility through a sound liberal arts education. All 
degree programs in Theatre are fully accredited by the National 
Association of Schools of Theatre. 

MAJOR IN THEATRE 

Theatre majors must complete: 46 units in theatre (at least 18 units 
at the 300-400 level), 31 units of required courses and 15 elective 
units in one of the three tracks. 

Majors should work with a faculty adviser to select courses in 
their track. Students must attain a grade equivalent of 2.00 or high- 
er in courses applied to the major. The Pass grading option is not 
available for courses applied to the major. Students are expected to 
take lower-division prerequisites before attempting the required 
upper-division electives. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Transfer students majoring in Theatre are required to complete a 
minimum of 20 units of theatre courses at Towson University, with 
at least 12 units at the upper (300-400) level. Majors need a total 
of 18 upper-level theatre units, including transfer courses. 

Transfer students minoring in Theatre must complete at least 12 
units of theatre courses at Towson University, with at least 6 at the 
upper level. Minors need a total of 12 upper-level theatre units, 
including transfer courses. 

Applicability of transfer work is determined by the department 
chair. Prospective transfer students should schedule an appointment 
with the chair at their earliest opportunity. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL MAJORS 

Theatre Courses (31 units) 

THEA 110 Acting I for Maiors (3) 

THEA 125 Script Analysis (3) 

THEA 142 Introduction to Theatre Design (3) 

THEA 211 History of Theatre and Drama I (3) 

THEA 212 History of Theatre and Drama II (3) 

THEA 213 History of Theatre and Drama III (3) 

THEA 201 Scene Design I (3) 

or 
THEA 255 Lighting Design I (3) 

or 
THEA 353 Costume Design I (3) 
THEA 331 Directing I (3) 

THEA 494 Theatre Production: Scenic Elements (1) 
THEA 495 Theatre Production: Lighting, Sound (1) 
THEA 496 Theatre Production: Costume (1) 
THEA 497 Theatre Production: Running Crew (1) 
THEA 499 Special Project in Theatre Research (3) 

ACTING TRACK (15 units) 

The Acting Track is for students who are seeking rigorous prepara- 
tion for graduate study or for entry-level opportunities in the act- 
ing profession. Although a competitive audition is not required for 
admission, screening occurs within the first two years of the pro- 
gram. Students may be asked to repeat courses or to take acting 
elective courses before advancing to the next level. A minimum of 
15 units is required to complete the track. Most students elect to 
take more than the minimum. 

Required Courses (15 units) 

THEA 105 Movement for the Actor (3) 

THEA 1 1 1 Voice for the Actor I (3) 

THEA 202 Acting II (3) 

THEA 322 Voice for the Actor II (3) 

THEA 335 Impulse Improvisation (3) 



Electives 

THEA 205 
THEA 23 1 



Theatre Games (3) 

Mime and Physical Theatre Techniques (3) 



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THEA 245 Makeup Design I (3) 

THEA 246 Makeup Design II (3) 

THEA 261 Acting tor Musical Theatre I (3) 

THEA 262 Acting for Musical Theatre II (3) 

THEA 301 Techniques of Comedy (3) 

THEA 302 Intermediate Scene Study (31 

THEA 308 Voice and Movement Integration (3) 

THEA 309 Acting III (6) 

THEA 312 Shakespeare (3) 

THEA 315 Advanced Scene Study (3) 

THEA 332 Mime and Physical Theatre Styles |3) 

THEA 423 Advanced Study in Movement Theatre (1-9) 

THEA 425 Advanced Study in Acting Style ( 1-9) 

THEA 487 Professional Theatre Seminar ( 1-12) 

THEA 489 Senior Acting Seminar (3) 

THEA 493 Advanced Study in Theatre (1-9) 

Credit for Performance 

Students cast in theatre productions sponsored by the Department 
of Theatre Arts may earn up to 3 units per show by enrolling in 
THEA 490 Performance Practicum. The number of units allowed 
per role is determined by the director of the production. Eligible 
productions are determined by the department. Students may earn 
a maximum of 9 units of THEA 490. 

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION TRACK (15 units) 

The Design and Production Track also prepares students for grad- 
uate study and/or entry into the theatre professions. Faculty mentors 
guide qualified students through design and production projects of 
increasing responsibility, culminating in mainstage designs and 
leadership production positions for the most advanced students. 
The Design and Production Track has an excellent record of intern- 
ship and career placements. 

Required Courses (12 units) 

THEA 201 Scenic Design I (3) 

THEA 251 Stagecraft 1 (3) 

THEA 255 Lighnng Design I (3) 
THEA 353 Costume Design I (3) 
One of the following (3 units): 
THEA 351 Stagecraft II (3) 
THEA 355 Lighting Design U (3) 
THEA 3 6 1 Scenic Design II ( 3 ) 
THEA 453 Costume Design II (3) 

Electives 

THEA 107 Property Design and Construction (3) 

THEA 209 Sound Design (3) 

THEA 241 Costume, Dress and Society: Egyptian to Elizabethan (3) 

THEA 242 Costume, Dress and Society: Elizabethan to 1950 (3) 

THEA 245 Makeup Design I (3) 

THEA 246 Makeup Design II (3) 

THEA 257 Stage Management (3) 

THEA 433 Advanced Study in Stage Management 1 1-9) 

THEA 443 Structural Design and Safety (3) 

THEA 445 Scene Painting (3) 

THEA 463 Period Styles for Design (3) 

THEA 480 Advanced Study in Theatre Design (1-9) 

THEA 487 Professional Theatre Seminar (1-12) 

THEATRE STUDIES TRACK (15 units) 

The Theatre Studies Track serves two types of Theatre majors: 1 ) 
those who wish to design their own programs of study within the 
department and 2) those who wish to specialize in areas of theatre 
studies that are not fully developed in the department (directing, 
movement theatre, musical theatre, stage management, theatre arts 
administration). In addition to the standard requirements for all 
Theatre majors, students in the Theatre Studies Track will select at 
least 15 elective units with the supervision of a theatre faculty 
adviser. 



Directing 

Students who have successfully completed Script Analysis and 
Directing I and who have stage-managed a facultv'-directed pro- 
duction may propose to direct a Studio Project under the supervi- 
sion of a faculty member. 

Dramaturgy 

The department provides students with the opportunity to serve as 
production dramaturgs on mainstage shows. Working individually 
or in teams, students help to analyze the script, provide research to 
the production team and create outreach projects for audience 
members. 

Movement Theatre 

There are opportunities for majors to explore movement theatre in 
depth. 

Stage Management 

Students interested in stage management have excellent opportuni- 
ties to stage-manage studio and then mainstage productions. The 
stage managing course is offered every fall. 

Theatre Arts Administration 

Students interested in box office, house managing, publicity and 
other aspects of theatre administration have the opportunity to 
gain work experience through independent study and paid posi- 
tions in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Internships 
with local theatres are available. Students with this interest often 
complete a Business Administration minor. There are no courses in 
theatre administration in the department. 

Musical Theatre 

The Department of Theatre Arts produces a mainstage musical 
once every two years. Some students may take private voice lessons 
with the Department of Music, and dance classes with the 
Department of Dance. 

MINOR IN THEATRE 

The Theatre minor requires students to take 26 units in theatre. At 
least 12 of these units must be at the upper division (300 and 
above). 

Required Courses (8 units) 

One Acting Course (3) 

One Design and Production Course (3) 

Two of the following courses: 

THEA 494 Theatre Production: Scenic Elements (1) 

THEA 495 Theatre Production: Lighting or Sound (1) 

THEA 496 Theatre Production: Costume (1) 

THEA 497 Theatre Production: Running Crew (1) 

Electives (18 units) 

Students are encouraged to pursue an area of study within one of 
the department's tracks (Acting, Design and Production, or Theatre 
Studies) under the supervision of an adviser. 

MEETING GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

The Department of Theatre Arts offers courses designed for stu- 
dents who are not majors or minors. These courses are primarily 
taken to satisfy General Education requirements. Please see the 
GenEd Requirements in the University Curriculum section of this 
catalog. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Career opportunities in theatre include professional acting, direct- 
ing, technical theatre, costume, makeup, light and set design, stage 
managing, theatre management and administration. Theatre alum- 
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computer-aided design, casting agencies, business management, 
personnel work, promotional agencies, film and television. Many 
of our graduates go on to graduate school in theatre, either in 
preparation for professional theatre careers or college teaching. 
Towson University does not currently offer a program in theatre 
education. Students wishing to teach drama in high school should 
major in one of Towson's accredited secondary education subjects 
(such as English) and should pursue a minor in Theatre. It is also 
possible, with careful scheduling, to double major in Theatre and a 
secondary education program in another major. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

A limited number of scholarships are available for contmuing stu- 
dents. These include named scholarships such as the Askew, the 
Charles S. Dutton, the Gillespie/Loeschke, the John Glover, the 
Audrey Herman, the Nina Hughes, the Walter F. Kramme, the 
Christopher Legg, and the Steve Yeager scholarships. 



GRADUATE PROGRAM 

The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre at Towson University is an 
experimental, self-directed graduate program designed to chal- 
lenge, expand and develop participants' artistic vision. Focusing on 
original solo and ensemble work, it aims to reconstruct a theatre 
suited to the challenges of the 21st century. Our curriculum 
includes residencies and workshops by nationally and internation- 
ally recognized guest artists and encourages its students to collabo- 
rate on interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects. For more 
information, see the TU Graduate Catalog, call 410-704-3851 or 
visit www.towson.edu/theatre/grad. 



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The College of Health Professions 



The College of Health Professions enrolls more bachelor's and master's health care and 
sport-related professional students than any other institution in the state of Maryland and has 
one of the largest enrollments in the mid-Atlantic region. Our mission is to provide the high- 
est quality of undergraduate and graduate learning experiences in a wide range of health care 
and sport-related professions that promote and enhance health and human performance. 
Graduates exhibit the highest ethical principles and professional behaviors in the application 
ofhwwiedge and critical thinking, the proficient use of skills, the effective use of communica- 
tion and the meaningful use of technology. 

As a college, iic emphasize the key values of: 

■ Excellence 

u Ethical and moral conduct 
m Collaboration 

■ Promotion of wellness across the life span 

■ Worth and dignity of all people 
m Lifelong learning 

The programs in the college prepare graduates to assume roles in a variety of clinical, 
teaching, community and sport-related settings. Each program integrates this professional 
preparation with a rigorous grounding in the liberal arts and sciences. Facidty members sup- 
port students ' development to assure that graduates possess the knowledge, attitudes and skills 
necessary for career success. Internships and clinical experiences are an essential part of 
each student's education. 

Programs in the college are accredited by appropriate professional and educational 
accrediting agencies. Graduates of the baccalaureate programs of Athletic Training, Nursing 
and Occupational Therapy are eligible to sit for their respective licensure or certification 
examinations. In addition to providing courses for students majoring in each of the depart- 
ments, each department provides courses that are available to all Towson University students. 

Charlotte E. Exner, Dean 



Allied Health 

Athletic Training 

Chemical Dependency Counseling and 

Education 
Deaf Studies 
Exercise Science 
Gerontology 

Health Care Management 
Health Science 

Community Health 

School and Community Health Education 

School Health - Teacher Education 
Nursing 

Occupational Therapy 
Physical Education - Teacher Education 
Pre-Medical Technology 
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 
Sport Management 

Optimizing Wellness For Life 



COLLEGE OFFICE 

Towson Center 337, 410-704-2132 
Fax: 410-704-3479 



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Allied Health Program 

Program Director: Marcie Weinstein (Collaboratwe Programs) 

OFFICE 

Enrollment Services Center 325, 410-704-4049 
www.towson.edu/chp/btps 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

The Bachelor of Technical/Professional Studies (B.T.P.S.) degree 
program in Allied Health at Towson Umversit)' is designed for 
graduates of a variety of health-related associate degree programs 
at community colleges in Maryland. Appropriate disciplines 
include: 

Cardiovascular technology 

Clinical laboratory technician 

Dental hygienist 

Diagnostic medical sonographer 

Dietetic technician 

Emergency medical technician-paramedic 

Health information technician 

Massage therapist 

Medical assistant 

Nuclear medicine technologist 

Occupational therapy assistant 

Physician 

Physical therapist assistant 

Radiographer 

Radiation therapy technician 

Respiratory therapist 

Surgical technologist 

Veterinary technologist 

The B.T.P.S. in Allied Health Program allows students to use credits 
earned in their A.A.S. programs toward a professionally relevant 
baccalaureate degree. The maximum number of community college 
credits that may be applied to the program is 64. Applicants must 
meet the admission requirements of Towson University. 

Program Objectives 

The B.T.P.S. in Allied Health degree program is designed to prepare 
students to: 

• assume managerial, supervisory and/or clinical education roles 
within their respective areas of health practice 

• enhance their use of ethically grounded and culturally sensitive 
practices in their administration and delivery of health services 

• effectively use technology and scientific inquiry to support and 
guide their roles as health practitioners and administrators 

• understand, evaluate and influence societal, economic and polit- 
ical forces that impact health practices at the individual, regional 
and national levels 

• communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, agencies and 
the community in their roles as health practitioners and admin- 
istrators 

Program Requirements 

The Bachelor of Technical/Professional Studies in Allied Health 
degree program requires the completion of a minimum of 120 
units. Lower-division courses from associate degree programs will 
be applied, as appropriate, up to a maximum of 64 units. A mini- 
mum of 32 units must be in upper-division courses at Towson 
University. The overall program structure follows: 

General Education Requirements 

Students must complete Towson University's General Education 
requirements as specified in this catalog. In general, a graduate 
from one of the Maryland community college associate degree 



programs included in the B.T.P.S. in Allied Health Program will 
need to complete 15 to 24 units of General Education courses in 
addition to those that are transferred. Some of the required General 
Education courses will be satisfied through program core and focus 
area requirements. 

Core Requirements 

All students are required to complete 18-20 units of core courses in 

the program. 

One course must be completed in each of the following areas: 

Administration: 

HCMN 305 Community Health Administration (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 



Ethics: 

HCMN 417 
HCMN 441 
PHIL 361 
PHIL 371 



Long-Term Care Ethical Problems (3) 

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration (3) 

Ethics of Medicine and Life Sciences (3) 

Business Ethics (3) 



Health Care Systems: 

HLTH 207 Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

HLTH 217 Honors Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

NURS 404 Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach (3) 

Cultural Competency: 

NURS 416 Multicultural Health Care (3) 
COMM 378 Intercultural Communication (3) 



Research: 
IDHP .XXX 
PSYC314 
FMST 485 



Research Methods in Allied Health (3) 
Research Methods in Psychology (3) 
Research Methods in Family Studies (3) 



Technology and Professional Issues: 

IDHP 4xx. Technical and Professional Issues in Allied Health (3) 

Focus Area 

Students choose one of six focus areas; a minimum of 15 units must 
be completed in a focus area. Prerequisite courses must be com- 
pleted for courses chosen to be included in the focus area. Although 
a great deal of flexibility and a number of options are permitted 
within a focus area, the student must provide a rationale and take 
a cohesive set of courses related to that rationale for the focus area. 
All courses and each student's program of study must be approved 
by the B.T.P.S. in Allied Health program director. Below are 
descriptions and suggested courses for each focus area. 

Administration 

Students may choose from a broad array of courses in the fields of 
healthcare management, accounting, management, marketing, 
finance and related areas. 

Course possibilities include: 

HCMN 305 Community Health Administration (3) 

HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the Long-Term Care Consumer (3) 

HCMN 415 Financing and Organization of Health Care Services in 

the U.S. (3) 
HCMN 417 Long-Term Care Ethical Economics (3) 
HCMN 419 Long-Term Care Administration (3) 
HCMN 441 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health .Administration (3) 
ECON 339 Health Economics (3) 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 



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Education 

Courses m health education or other areas of education may be 

selected to tocus on patient education or teaching. 

Course possibilities include: 

HLTH 31 1 Chronic and Communicable Disease (3) 

HLTH 315 Curriculum and Planning in Health Education (3) 

HLTH 425 Instructional Methods in Health Education (3) 

HLTH 430 Organization, Implementation and Management of 

Health Education Programs (3) 
HLTH 432 Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education (3) 

Wellness, Prevention and Community Health Education 

Appropriate courses in health science, kinesiology, occupational 
therapy and other departments may be selected. 

Course possibilities include: 

OCTH205 

OCTH 301 

HLTH 311 

HLTH 331 

HLTH 402 

KNES301 
KNES 455 



.alternative and Complementary Health Care (3) 

Genetics, Health and Society (3) 

Chronic and Communicable Disease (3) 

Nutrition for Health Professionals (3) 

Health and Social Welfare Promotion: Health 

Communication (3) 

Introduction to Recreation and Leisure (3) 

Physical Activity Programming for the Older .-^dult (3) 



Family Studies 

Family studies is an interdisciplinary area that includes courses 
from the Family Studies (FMST) Program as well as a variety of 
courses from other departments in the university. 

Course possibilities include: 

FMST 301 Family Relanonships (3) 

FMST 302 Theories of Family Functioning (3) 

FMST 303 Trends in Contemporary Family Life (3) 

FMST 380 Family Law (3) 

FMST 387 Community Service for Families (3) 

SOCI 367 Sociology of Death, Dving and Bereavement (3) 

PS YC 405 The Psychology of Aging ( 3 ) 

PSYC 451 Introduction to the E.\ceptional Child (3) 



Advanced Respiratory Therapy 

This set of courses is available to students who hold an A.A.S. 
degree in respiratory therapy, and want to focus on areas of 
advanced practice. 

IDHP 4xx Cardiopulmonary Disease and Patholphysiology (3) 

IDHP 4xx Systemic Disease Processes and Interventions in 

Respiratory Care (3) 
IDHP 4x.\ Pharmacology and Therapeutics (3) 

IDHP 4.X.X Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care (3) 

IDHP 4xx Advanced Practice (3) 

Science and Professional Preparation 

Students interested in pursuing graduate study in a health profes- 
sion or science-related area may wish to use the focus area to com- 
plete additional course work in the natural sciences, mathematics 
and related areas that may be required for graduate school or pro- 
fessional school preparation. 

Course possibilities include: 



BIOL 301 
BIOL 303 
BIOL 321 
BIOL 322 
BIOL 323 



Field Natural Science (4) 
Life Sciences (3) 
Biolog)' of Women (3) 
Biotechnology and Society (3) 
Genes, Evolution and Morality 



Faculty 

The B.T.P.S. in Allied Health Program draws on the expertise of 

faculty members from several departments within the university. 

Further Information 

For further information concerning the Bachelor of Technical/ 
Professional Studies in Allied Health Program, including specifics 
on how course work completed at community colleges 
will apply toward the program, please contact Marcie Weinstein 
at Towson University by phone, 410-704-4049, or e-mail, 
mweinstein@towson.edu. 




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Department of Audiology, 
Speech-Language Pathology 
and Deaf Studies 

Professor: Diana Emanuel 

Associate Professors: Sharon Glennen (Chair), Eva Hester 

Assistant Professors: Celia Bassich, Judith Blackburn, Sheryl 

Cooper, Karen Fallon, Gerianne GiUigan, Peggy Korczak, Brian 

Kreisman, Nicole Kreisman, Mark Pellowski 
Clinical Assistant Professors: lona Johnson, Stephen Pallett 
Visiting Research Professor: Margaret Jastreboff 
Visiting Clinical Instructor: Lisa Payne 
Clinical Administrators: Karen Pottash, Bette Stevens 
Lecturers: Donna Coons, Karen Helmuth-Day, Kim Pudans-Smith 

OFFICE 

Van Bokkelen Hall 105, 410-704-4153 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and 
Deaf Studies offers a major in Speech-Language Pathology and 
Audiology and a major in Deaf Studies. The concept of "wellness" 
recognizes the importance of hearing, language and speech as core 
criteria for quality of life. The ability to communicate is primary to 
normal child development and to the maintenance of physical, 
social, mental and spiritual health of an individual. The 
Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf 
Studies prepares professionals to provide prevention, diagnostic 
treatment and other support services to people of all ages, with the 
goal of helping individuals maintain and enhance their commu- 
nicative competence throughout their life span. 

The undergraduate major in Speech-Language Pathology and 
Audiology prepares students for graduate study. At the undergrad- 
uate level, the programs emphasize information on the develop- 
ment and normal processes of communication, as well as commu- 
nication disorders. The Master of Science degree program in 
Speech-Language Pathology and doctoral degree program in 
Audiology focus on specific communication disorders, their diag- 
noses and treatment. The graduate programs prepare students for 
national/state certification and state licensure, for clinical work in 
public and private schools, colleges and medical/paramedical insti- 
tutions, and to pursue advanced degrees in the profession. For 
more information about the graduate programs, see the Graduate 
Catalog. 

The Deaf Studies major offers students a broad-based liberal arts 
education and an opportunity for the holistic study of sign lan- 
guage and the people who use it. The program incorporates oppor- 
tunities to interact with professionals in the field and consumers 
who are deaf, as well as unique internship experiences in the 
Baltimore-Washington area. The major prepares graduates for 
entry-level positions in human services professions involving people 
who are deaf. Combined major programs with Speech Language 
Pathology and Audiology, and Elementary Education provide addi- 
tional career opportunities. Graduates also pursue careers in coun- 
seling, deaf education and interpreting, or graduate study in edu- 
cation, counseling or rehabilitation. 

In order to continue in and graduate with a department major, 
students are required to earn a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 
in all required pre-major or major courses, in addition to attaining 
the overall cumulative GPA required by the university. Any student 
earning a grade equivalent below a 2.00 in any one major required 
course must petition the department for a special permit to repeat 
the course on a space-available basis. Those who earn a grade 
equivalent below a 2.00 in more than one major course are not 
allowed to continue in the program. 



SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND 
AUDIOLOGY PRE-MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 

Enrollment in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 
major is restricted as a function of the availability of clinical intern- 
ship experiences, clinical supervisors, faculty' and space. Each stu- 
dent must fulfill pre-major requirements before being considered 
for admission to the major. These requirements include declaration 
of major in the department as a pre-major, completion of five 
required pre-major courses, and a speech, language, hearing and 
voice screening. 

Registration with the Department 

After gaining admission to the university, students interested in 
either Deaf Studies or Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 
must contact the department in order to declare their major and to 
be assigned an academic adviser. 

Pre-Major Courses 

The following required courses must be completed before the stu- 
dent can be considered for advancement to major status. 
SPP.\ 101 Introduction to Human Communication and its 

Variations (3) 
SPPA 210 Phonetics of American English (3) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent) (3) 

plus 

Students are also required to complete two out of the three course 
categories listed below before consideration for admission to the 
major. The third category course must be completed as a gradua- 
tion requirement. 

Categories: 

Biological Science (4): BIOL 1 1 or BIOL 201 

Physical Science (4-5): CHEM 105, PHYS 202 

or PHYS 211 

Social/Behavioral Science (3): SOCI 101/102, .\NTH 207/208 

or EDUC 203 

At the end of the spring term, the GPA of each pre-major will be 
reviewed upon completion of five pre-major courses. Each candi- 
date must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale 
for all course work, and a 2.80 in the five pre-major courses to be 
eligible for credentials evaluation. If students have completed all 
three pre-major lab science and social/behavioral science courses, 
the two courses with the highest GPA will be used for credentials 
evaluation. All eligible pre-majors are ranked by average of overall 
and pre-major GPA at the end of the spring term; a maximum of 
50 are selected for admission to major status. Evaluation of cre- 
dentials for advancement to major status occurs after spring term 
grades are posted, and students are notified of their status by certi- 
fied mail no later than June 15. Once students are admitted to 
major status, the program will require a minimum of four terms to 
complete. The department maintains high undergraduate stan- 
dards because students must obtain a graduate degree to practice 
speech-language pathology or audiology, and admission to gradu- 
ate school is primarily dependent on academic excellence in under- 
graduate course work. 

Speech, Language, Hearing and Voice Screening 

Students majoring in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 
are expected to demonstrate proficiency in all areas of communi- 
cation (reading, writing, oral and/or ASL). Students must have a 
hearing, language, speech and voice screening by clinically certified 
and licensed staff of the TTJ Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. 
Students must arrange to be screened during their first year in the 
program. These screenings are offered by the department on spe- 
cific, announced days during the first weeks of each term. Students 
exhibiting a communication disorder or a dialect of English that 
is not easily understood will be encouraged to seek treatment/ 
training. It is expected that such students will show improved oral 
communication ability prior to enrolling in their first clinical 



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internship course. Each student is given a copy of the department's 
screening poHcy upon declaration of pre-major or major. 

TR-\NSFER STUDENT POLICIES 

Transfer students who wish to major in Deaf Studies or Speech- 
Language Pathology and Audiology must declare their major with 
the department after they have been admitted to the university. 
Since advancement to major status in Speech-Language Pathology 
and Audiology is only done at the end of the spring term, transfer 
students should be admitted to the universin.- no later than that 
term. You may contact the department for additional information. 

Students must submit to the department an official transcript of 
any academic work pursued at institutions of higher learning that 
does not appear on the Towson Universit)- Evaluation of Transfer 
Credit Form. All transfer credits to be applied to the major must 
be approved by the department. Skills assessment for placement in 
any American Sign Language (ASL) course is required. SPPA 210 
Phonetics must have been completed within the previous 10 years 
and all five pre-major courses must have been completed by the 
time of admission to the major. 

Transfer students are required to take 20 units of department 
courses in their major area in residence. 

PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH UNDERGRADU- 
ATE DEGREES IN OTHER MAJORS 

The department offers rwo programs for students who do not have 
an undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and 
Audiolog>'. These are the Three-Year Graduate Program in Speech- 
Language Patholog)' and the Second Bachelor's Degree Program. 

Three-Year Graduate Program: Students with an undergraduate 
GPA of 3.70 or higher are eligible to apply to the Three- Year 
Graduate Program. This program is only for full-time study. 
Students accepted into the program complete their undergraduate 
major courses during their first year and must maintain a GPA of 
3.50 or higher They then move into taking graduate courses dur- 
ing the final rwo years. Students apply directly to the Graduate 
School by Januan,' 15. For more information contact the graduate 
program director in Speech-Language Pathology at 410-704-2449. 

Second Bachelor's Degree Program: The second bachelor's degree 
is a 46-unit program for students who are not eligible for the 
Three- Year Graduate Program. This is a two-year, full-time under- 
graduate program beginning in the fall term only. Graduates are eli- 
gible to apply to any graduate program. Students must apply to the 
universin.- for admission to this program, then declare the major. 
Application information is available from the Office of 
Undergraduate Non-Degree Programs at 410-704-2471. The appli- 
cation deadline is June 15. 

MAJOR IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND 
AUDIOLOGY 

In addition to General Education (GenEd) requirements, Speech- 
Language Pathology and Audiolog)' majors must complete 63 units 
in required speech-language patholog)' and audiology courses. 
Howevei; 24 units of these 63 major required units are General 
Education (GenEd) Requirements*. The Pass/Fail grading option 
may not be applied to any SPPA course or required major course. 
A criminal background check must be completed and on file prior 
to beginning practicum. 

Pre-Major Sequence (16-18 units required) 

SPPA 101 Introduction to Human Communication and its 

Variations (3) 
SPPA 210 Phonetics of American English (3) 

PSYC 101* Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent) (3) 
plus 

Students are required to complete rwo out of three course cate- 
gories listed below before consideration for admission to the major 
The third category course must be completed as a graduation 
requirement. 



Categories: 

• Biological Science (4 units): 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 

or 
BIOL 201 Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics (4) 

• Phvsical Science (4-5 units): 

CHE.VI 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions 1 (4) 

or 
PHYS 211 General Physics I (4) 

or 
PHYS 202 General Physics for the Health Sciences (5) 

• Social^Behavioral Science (3 units): 

SOCI 101/102 Introducnon to Sociology (3) 

.AVTH 207 Cultural .\nthropolog\' (3) 

.\NTH 208 Human Evolution and Prehistory (3) 

EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Socier>' (3) 

Major (46-48 units required) 

DFST 107 .■\merican Sign Language I (3) 

SPPA 200 Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditorv' and Vocal 

Mechanism (3) 
SPPA 215 Language Development in Children (3) 

SPPA 302 Speech and Language Patholog)' I: Phonology (3) 

SPPA 303 Hearing Science (3) 

SPPA 304 Speech and Language Pathology II: Language (3) 

SPPA 313 Speech Science (3) 

SPPA 321 Introduction to Audiology (3) 

SPP.-\ 325 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (3) 

SPP.\ 416 Clinical Observations and Techniques (3) 

SPP.-\ 417* Technical Writing in the Clinical Processes (3) 
PSYC 212* Behavioral Statistics (4) 
plus 
SPPA 306 Speech and Language Pathology III: Organic Disorders (3) 

or 
SPPA 341 Clinical Audiology (3) 

Electives (3 units of the 63 units required) 

SPPA 306 Speech and Language Pathology III: Organic Disorders 

(3) (only if SPPA 341 is completed) 
SPPA 341 Clinical' Audiology (3) (only if SPPA 306 is completed) 

SPPA 48" Chnical Internship (3) 

SPPA 496 Independent Study in Speech-Language Pathology- and 

Audiology- (1-4) 
SPPA 497 Directed Readings in Speech-Language Pathology and 

Audiolog)- (1-4) 
SPPA 498 Proctoring in Speech-Language Pathology' and Audiology (3) 

PSYC 205 Introduction to the Helpmg Relanonship (3) 

ENGL 251 Applied Grammar (3) 

MAJOR IN DEAF STUDIES 

In addition to General Education (GenEd) requirements, Deaf 
Studies majors must complete 43-46 units in required program 
courses with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher, including 32 
units of upper-level course work inclusive of an Advanced 
Composition course (GenEd I.D.). The Pass/Fail grading option 
may not be applied to any DFST/SPPA course or required major 
course. The maximum number of Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) 
units the department will accept is 15. The prerequisites for the 
capstone course DFST 410 Internship in Deaf Studies are: DFST 
207, 310, 345; major GPA of 2.50 or higher; and/or consent of the 
department. A criminal background check must be completed and 
on file prior to beginning internship. 

Required Courses (35-38 units) 

SOCI 101/102 Introduction to Sociology (3) (GenEd II.C.2.) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) (GenEd II.C.2.) 

PSYC 205 Introduction to the Helping Relationship (3) 

DFST 101 Introduction to Deaf Culmre (3) (GenEd n.B.3.) 

DFST 107 American Sign Language I (3) (GenEd II.C.l.) 

DFST 207 American Sign Language U (3) (GenEd II.C.l.) 

DFST 310 Career Exploration in Deafness (3) 

DFST 311 .Audition: Science and Social Impact (3) 

DFST 345 Deaf Culture (3) 

DFST 403 .■\merican Sign Language III (3) 



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DFST 404 American Sign Language IV (3) 

DFST 410 Internship in Deafness (2-4) 

Electives (8 units) 

DFST 308 Fingerspelling (2) 

DFST 309 Introduction to Deatblindness (2) 

SPPA 496 Independent Study in SPPA (1-4) 

SPPA 497 Directed Readings in SPPA (1-4) 

SPPA 498 Proctoring (3) 

CLST 201 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3)* 

COMM 301 Nonverbal Communication (3) 

EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for Teachers (3) 

(GenEd I.D.) 

EDUC 407 Contemporary Issues in Education (3) 

ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (3) 

ENGL 318 Advanced Informational Writing (3) 

PSYC 212 Behavioral Statistics (4) 

PSYC 203 Human Development (3) 

PSYC 305 Psychology of Learning (3) 

PSYC 315 Motivation (3) 

PSYC 325 Social Psychology (3) 

PSYC 350 Personality (3) 

PSYC 361 Abnormal Psychology (3) 

PSYC 403 Infant and Child Development (3) 

SOCI 301 The Family (3) 

SOCI 3 1 1 Individual and Society (3) 

SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education: K-12 (3) 

COMBINED MAJOR IN SPPA/DFST 

Entrance to the combined major in Speech-Language Pathology 
and Audiology and Deaf Studies is restricted to those students who 
have been successfully advanced to major status from the pre-major 
sequence (PSPA). In addition to General Education requirements, 
students admitted to this option must complete 83-86 units with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. However, 24-25 units of these 
combined major units are General Education requirements.* 

Pre-Major Sequence (16-18 units required) 
SPPA 101 



Introduction to Human Communication and its 
Variations (3) 

Phonetics of American English (3) 
Introduction to Psychology (3) (GenEd II.C.2.) 



SPPA 210 

PSYC 10 r 

plus 

Students are required to complete rwo out of three course categories listed 

below before consideration for admission to the major. The third category 

course must be completed as a graduation requirement: 

Categories: 

• Biological Science (4 units): 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 

or 
BIOL 201 Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics (4) 

• Physical Science (4-5 units); 

CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I (4) 

or 
PHYS211 General Physics I (4) 

or 
PHYS 202 General Physics for the Health Sciences (5) 

• Social/Behavioral Science (3 units): 

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) 

ANTH 208 Human Evolution and Prehistory (3) 

EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society (3) 

Major Required Courses (66-68 units) 

DFST 101 Introduction to Deaf Culture (3) (GenEd II.B.3.) 

DFST 107 American Sign Language I (3) (GenEd II.C.l.) 

DFST 207 American Sign Language II (3) (GenEd II.C.l.) 

DFST 310 Career Exploration in Deafness (3) 

DFST 345 Deaf Culture (3) 

DFST 403 .American Sign Language III (3) 

DFST 404 American Sign Language IV (3) 

DFST 410 Internship in Deafness (2-4) 

PSYC 205 Introduction to Helping Relationships (3) 



PSYC 212 


SPPA 200 


SPPA 215 


SPPA 302 


SPPA 303 


SPPA 304 


SPPA 313 


SPPA 321 


SPPA 325 


SPPA 416 


SPPA 417' 


SPPA 306 


SPPA 341 



Behavioral Statistics (4) (GenEd I.C) 

Anatomy of Auditory and Vocal Mechanisms (3) 

Language Development in Children (3) 

Speech Pathology I: Phonology (3) 

Hearing Science (3) 

Speech Pathology II: Language (3) 

Speech Science (3) 

Introduction to Audiology (3) 

Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (3) 

Observation and Techniques (3) 

Technical Writing in Clinical Processes (3) (GenEd I.D) 

Speech Pathology III: Organic Disorders (3) 

or 

Clinical Audiology (3) 



COMBINED MAJOR IN DFST/ELED 

Students wanting to combine a major in Deaf Studies with a major 
in Elementary Education must separately declare the major with 
each department. The Elementary Education major is divided into 
a pre-professional program and professional education courses. 
Students must apply for acceptance into the professional education 
courses. Refer to the Elementary Education major information list- 
ed in this catalog for more information. 

Degree Requirements 
Academic Content 

Courses to be taken before formal admission to the professional 

education sequence: 

Term 1: Fall (16 units) 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) (I.A.) 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) (II.A.) 

PSYC 101 Imroduction to Psychology (3) (1LC.2.) 

DFST 101 Deaf Culture (3) (il.B.3.) 

GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) (II.D.) 

or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) (II.D.) 



Term 2: Spring (16 units) 

MATH 204 
SOCI 101 
PSYC 201 
ENGL .vx-x 
ISTC 201 



Mathematical Concepts and Structures I (4) 

Introduction to Sociology (3) (II.C.2.) 

Educational Psychology (3) 

Literature elective (3) 

Using Information Effectively in Education (3) (LB.) 



Term 3: Fall (17 units) (student takes PRAXIS) 
PSYC 212 Behavioral Statistics (4) (I.C.) 

PHSC 101 Physical Science I (4) (II.A.) 

SPPA 215 Language Development in Children (3) 

or 
ECED 201 Intervention and the Young Child (3) 

HIST 145 History of the U.S. to the Mid-19th Century (Il.B.l.) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. Since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

(Il.B.l.) 
ART or DANC or THEA (3) (I.E.) 

Term 4: Spring (16 units) (student applies to ELED program this 

term) 

MATH 251 Elements of Geometry (4) 

DFST 3 1 1 Audition, Science and Social Impact (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education K-12 (3) 

ELED 322 Foundations of Reading and Other Language Arts (3) 

EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Societ)' (3) (II. C. 3.) 

Term 5: Fall (15 units) 

DFST 107 American Sign Language 1 (3) (II.C.l) 

DFST 310 Career Exploration in Deafness (3) 

DFST 345 Deaf Culture (3) 

ARTH, DANC or ENGL (3) (ENGL preferred) from II.C.l. list 

ELED 201 School and American Society (3) (II.B.3.) 



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Students are responsible tor ensuring that they meet the content 
requirements outlined above and the university's General 
Education requirements. Students must meet admission require- 
ments for ELED in the term prior to Term #6. 

Professional Education Courses 
Term 6, LEVEL I: Spring (15 units) 

DFST 207 American Sign Language II (3) (II.C.l.) 

ELED 320 Foundations of Writing and Other Language Arts (3) 

(LD.) 
ELED 323 Principles and Practices in Reading and Language Arts (3) 

ELED 363 Language and Literacy Internship (3) 

EDUC 417 Children's Literature and Other Materials for Reading 

and Language Arts in Elementary School (3) 

Term 7, LEVEL H: Fall (17 units) 

DFST 403 American Sign Language III (3) 

ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

BIOL 303 Life Sciences 

or 
PHSC 303 Earth-Space Science (3) 

MATH 323 Teaching Math in Elementary School (3) 
MATH 324 Supervised Observation/Participation in Elementary 

School Mathematics (2) 
SCIE 376 Teaching Science In the Elementary School (3) 

Term 8, LEVEL HI: Spring (14-17 units) 

DFST 404 American Sign Language IV (3) 

DFST 410 Internship in Deaf Studies (2-4) 

ELED 311 Child and the Elementary School Curriculum and 

Assessment (3) 
ELED 312 Professional Development School Internship (3) 

ELED 429 Principles and Practices of Assessment in Reading and 

Language Arts (3) 

Term 9, LEVEL IV: Fall (15 units) 

ELED 468 Professional Development School Internship II (12) 

ELED 469 Professional Development School Internship II Seminar (3) 

Total units for entire program, inclusive of all GenEds and all 
requirements for both majors: approximately 142 units 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES 

Students are encouraged to participate in the campus chapter of the 
National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In addi- 
tion. Sign Up Club (sign language club) welcomes student 
participation. 




Department of Health Science 

Professors: Patricia Alt, Sharon Buchbinder {Chair}, Jack Osman, 
Susan Radius (Graduate Program Director), Donna Wagner 
{Gerontology Program Director), Deitra Wengert 

Associate Professors: Daniel Agley, Lillian Carter, Donna Cox 
(Coordinator, Chemical Dependency Counseling and 
Education), Hubert Nelson 

Assistant Professors: Mia Ko, Shannon Mathews 

Clinical Assistant Professor: Kathleen Gould 



OFFICE 

Burdick Hal 



141,410-704-2637 



PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The field of health science bridges the gap between scientific dis- 
coveries and the application of this knowledge to improve the qual- 
ity of health and life. The Department of Health Science offers the 
following areas of study: Gerontology; Health Science with con- 
centrations in Community Health and/or School Health; Health 
Care Management; and the community college partnership pro- 
gram leading to the Bachelor's of Technical/Professional Studies in 
Chemical Dependency Counseling and Education with tracks in 
Chemical Dependency Counseling and Rehabilitation and 
Chemical Dependency Prevention and Education. 

Students interested in Gerontology, Health Education, Health 
Care Management, or Chemical Dependency Counseling and 
Education should contact the department chair to receive both 
information about these programs and forms needed for the select- 
ed programs in completing a course of study. All students should 
meet with their assigned adviser each term. In addition to complet- 
ing major requirements, students must complete the General 
Education requirements. A minimum grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher is necessary for all required courses in the major and minor. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

All Health Science majors must complete a minimum of 30 units 
toward the major at Towson University, with at least 15 units at the 
upper level (300-400), including the advanced writing course 
(GenEd I.D.). 

GERONTOLOGY PROGRAM 

The Gerontology Program at Towson University offers an under- 
graduate degree program leading either to the Bachelor of Arts 
or Bachelor of Science degree. The course work is multidiscipli- 
nary and provides students with an understanding of the scope 
of gerontology, the issues that are central to the study of aging, 
and a perspective from which students may understand the phe- 
nomenon of human aging and its implications on society. The 
program is designed to prepare students for entry-level occupa- 
tional positions in the field of aging and to provide the knowl- 
edge and skills necessary for graduate and professional schools. 

MAJOR IN GERONTOLOGY 

Students pursuing a degree in Gerontology must complete a mini- 
mum of 45 units in the program as outlined below and maintain a 
2.00 GPA or better in all required courses. Required elective cours- 
es must be approved by students' Gerontology adviser. 

Required Core Courses (18-21 units) 

GERO 101 Introduction to Gerontology (3) 

PSYC 405 Psychology of Aging ( 3 ) 

SOCI 359 Social Gerontology (3) 

GERO 485 Gerontology Senior Seminar (3) 

HLTH 411 Health and Later Maturity (3) 

GERO 397 Internship Arranged with Gerontology Adviser (3-6) 



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Required Methods Courses (6-8 units) 

Research Methods (approved by Gerontology adviser) (3-4) 

Social or Behavioral Statistics (approved by Gerontology adviser) (3-4) 

Elective Upper-Level Courses (12 units) 

GERO 310 Social Issues in Human Life Span Technology (3) 

GERO 330 Community Planning for Aging Society (3) 

GERO 367 Death, Dying and Bereavement (3) 

GERO 450 Directed Readings in Gerontology (3) 

GEOG 407 Geography of the Aged ( 3 ) 

KNES 455 Activity Programming for the Older Adult (3) 

SOCI 329 Demography (3) 

HLTH 31 1 Chronic and Communicable Disease (3) 

HLTH 331 Nutrition for Health Professionals (3) 

LEGL326 Elder Law (3) 

WMST 341 Women and Aging (3) 

or other upper-lei'el courses approved by Gerontology 

adviser 

Cognate Electives (9 units) 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) 

ANTH 209 Anthropology of American Culture (3) 

ANTH 21 1 Honors Anthropology of American Culture (3) 

HLTH 101 Current Health Problems (3) 

HLTH 204 Nutrition and Weight Control for the Consumer (3) 

HLTH 207 Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

HLTH 208 Mental Health, Stress Management, and Crisis 

Intervention (3) 
OCTH 103 Leisure and Health (3) 
OCTH 216 Bio-psycho-social Development (3) 
KNES 107 Cardiovascular Fitness (3) 

KNES 204 NutritionAICeight Control (3) 

PSYC 203 Human Development (3) 

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

(Additional courses may be counted as Gerontology cognate electives at the 
discretion of the Gerontology program director.) 

MINOR IN GERONTOLOGY 

Students minoring in Gerontology must complete a minimum of 18 
units of approved course work. When possible, it is recommended 
that a student take a gerontology course within his or her own 
major field of study. Students are required to take three courses (9 
units) from the Gerontology core courses listing below: 
GERO 101 Introduction to Gerontology (3) 

or 
SOCI 359 Social Gerontology (3) 

HLTH 41 1 Health and Later Maturity (3) 

PSYC 405 Psychology of Aging (3) 

GERO 485 Gerontology Senior Seminar (3) 
GERO 397 Internship (3) 

The remaining 9 units can be fulfilled by other core or elective offerings in 
consultation with the academic adviser. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Students may transfer no more than 18 credits toward the major in 
Gerontology. Transfer credits must be approved by the department. 

HONORARY SOCIETY 

Sigma Phi Omega, the national honor society in gerontology has 
established the Delta Rho Chapter at Towson University. The pur- 
pose of the society is to recognize excellence in the academic stand- 
ing of students studying or majoring in gerontology and to provide 
enriched opportunities and service activities for members. Faculty 
adviser is Shannon Mathews, 410-704-5892. 



MAJOR IN HEALTH SCIENCE — 
HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS 

Health education is both a science and an art that deals with the 
complexities of human behavior with the expressed purpose of pro- 
moting healthy behaviors. In order to develop the competencies 
necessary to be an effective health educator, students need a foun- 
dation built on principles derived from behavioral, biomedical and 



social sciences, as well as education. The expertise common to all 
health education specialists, regardless of the setting in which they 
practice, is the ability to apply teaching/learning principles to 
health/illness issues. 

The Department of Health Science offers two Health Education 
Programs: the School Health — Teacher Education Concentration 
and the Community Health Concentration. The first three terms of 
course work provide the foundation for both the Community 
Health Concentration and the School Health Concentration. In the 
fourth term of study, students opting for the Community Health 
Concentrations must select a Community Health focus area (15 
units) from the following: Community Health Leadership, 
Environment, Gerontology, Health Communication, Health 
Promotions and Wellness, Maternal and Child Health, Pre- 
Physicians Assistant, Sexuality, or an individual focus area in 
consultation from an adviser. Students must complete these 15 
units with a GPA of 2.00 or higher. The Pre-Physicians Assistant 
focus area must include the following courses: Microbiology (4 
units), Biochemistry (preferred) or Organic Chemistry (4 units) and 
Statistics (4 units). Students in the Community Health 
Concentration could also choose to minor in another discipline like 
Spanish in lieu of selecting a community health focus area. In the 
junior year of this program, students must decide if they want to 
participate in a community health internship or a student teaching 
experience. Students selecting the student teaching experience will 
receive certification to teach grades 5 through 12. The students 
who select School Health — Teacher Education must meet the 
requirements for admission to the professional education program 
and to student teaching. Prior to student teaching, individuals must 
pass the Praxis I test. Students should schedule this examination 
during their junior year. Transfer students should plan to take addi- 
tional terms of study. 

Curriculum and Planning (HLTH 315) fulfills the GenEd I.D. 
advanced level writing course requirement. 

GenEd requirements include ENGL 102, BIOL 1 10 (lab only), 
GERO 101, PSYC 101, CHEM 100 or 105, HLTH 101 and 
HLTH 315. 

SCHOOL HEALTH — TEACHER EDUCATION 
CONCENTRATION 

Requirement for Admission to Teacher Education Program 

All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education pro- 
gram at Towson University are required to complete a Criminal 
Background Disclosure Form. This form is to be notarized and 
sent to the director of the Center for Professional Practice to be 
kept on file. Please read the section on Admission to Teacher 
Education Programs in the College of Education section. 

Requirement for Student Teaching 

All pre-service students in Teacher Education programs at Towson 
University whose program of study requires an intensive/extensive 
internship or student teaching experience in a public or private 
school setting (pre-K through 12) will be required to undergo a 
criminal background check before entering this experience. The 
criminal background check must be filed with the director of the 
Center for Professional Practice. Please read the section on 
Admission to Student Teaching in the College of Education section. 

COMMUNITY HEALTH INTERNSHIP 

The Community Health Internship serves as a capstone experience 
where students can apply the knowledge they have gained in a 
health setting. To be eligible for the internship, students must have 
senior status and must have successfully completed all required 
courses with a grade of C or better. 



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RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR HEALTH 

EDUCATION STUDENTS 

Freshman Year 

First Term (16 units) 

HLTH 101 Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) (I1.B.3.) 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (lab only) (4) (II. A.) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psvchologv (3) (II.C.2.) 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) (I.A.) 

HIST 145 History of the U.S. to the Mid-19th Century (3) II.B.I. 

or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. Smce the Mid-19th Century (3) 

n.B.i. 

Second Term (16 units) 

CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions (4) (II.A.) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

GERO 101 Introduction to Gerontology (II.C.l.) (3) 

xxxx Communit)' Health: Focus Area (3) 

xxxx GenEd LB. Elective (3) 

Sophomore Year 

First Term (16 units) 

BIOL 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) 

HLTH 103 Emergency Medical Care (3) 

HTLH 222 Foundations of Heakh and Health Behavior (3) 

HLTH 207 Health Care m the U.S. (3) CHTH/SCHE* 

xxxx GenEd. I.E. (3) 

Second Term (16 units) 

BIOL 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

xxxx GenEd II. C.l. (no history) 

MATH XXX Math (3) (LC.) 

HLTH XXX Community Health Focus Area (3) 

Junior Year 

First Term (15-16 units) 

HLTH 315 Curriculum and Planning in Health Education (3) 

HLTH 208 Mental Health/Stress/Crisis (3) 

XXXX GenEd Elective (II.D.)(3) 

HLTH 311 Chronic and Communicable Disease (3) 

SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (4) 

or 
HLTH 402 Health and Social Welfare Promotion (3) 

Second Term (15-16 units) 

HLTH 425 Instructional Methods in Health Education (3) 

HLTH 435 Epidemiological Basis of Diseases (3) CHTFI/SCHE* 

HLTH 220 Sexuality in a Diverse Society (3) (II.C.3.) 

HLTH 405 Drugs m Our Culture (3) 

SCED 460 Teachmg Reading Secondary School (4) SCHE/SCHL* 

or 
HLTH XXX Community Health Focus Area (3) 

Senior Year 

First Term (12-15 units) 

HLTH 204 Nutrition/Weight Control Consumer (3) 

HLTH 430 Organization/Implementation/Management of Health 

Programs (3) 
HLTH 432 Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education (3) 
EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) SCHE/SCHL* 

or 
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) SCHE/SCHL° 

or 
HLTH XXX Community Health Focus Area (3-6) 

Second Term (12-15 units) 

HLTH 422 Field Work in Community Health ( 12) 

or 
SCED 461 Teaching Reading in Content SCHE/SCHL (3) 

jnd 
HLTH 388 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (12) 

or 
SCED 461 Teaching Reading in Content SCHE/SCHL (3) 

and 
HLTH 387 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (6) 
HLTH 421 Fieldwork in Community Health (6) 



Total Units 120-124 

*Concentrations Noted 

SCHL - courses required for School Health 

CHTH - courses required for Community Health 

SCHE - courses required for Community/School Health 

HONORARY SOCIETY 

Eta Sigma Gamma, the national professional honorary society in 
health education, has established the Beta Zeta Chapter in the 
Department of Health Science. The purpose of the organization is 
to elevate standards, ideals and ethics of the profession. For infor- 
mation concerning Beta Zeta, contact the chair of Health Science, 
410-704-2637. 

MAJOR IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT 

The Health Care Management curriculum is designed to provide 
students with a comprehension of U.S. health care organizations, a 
public health orientation including epidemiological concepts and 
tools, and the math language and computer competencies for 
research development, organizational management and/or pro- 
gram evaluation. Depending on a student's interest, graduate train- 
ing in health administration is recommended after completing this 
course of study. 

Required Prerequisites (21 units) 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (3) 

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (3) 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3) 

HLTH 101 Current Health Problems (3) 

MATH 23 1 Basic Statistics ( 3 ) 

GERO 101 Introduction to Gerontology (3) 

Required Courses 

Health Care Management (18 units) 

HLTH 207 Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

HCMN 305 Health Care Administration (3) 

HLTH 311 Chronic and Communicable Disease (3) 

HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the Long-Term 

Care Consumer (3) 
HCMN 415 Finance and Organization of Health Care in the U.S. 

(3) 
HCMN 441 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration (3) 

Business Core (12 units) 

LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

FIN 331 Financial Management (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 

Interdepartmental Courses (12-13 units) 

COSC 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business (3) 

ECON 339 Health Economics (3) 
ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (3) 
Laboratory Science Elective (3,4) 

Long-Term Care Track (12 units) 

HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the Long-Term Care Consumer (3) 

HCMN 417 Long-Term Care Ethical Problems (3) 

HCMN 419 Long-Term Care Administration (3) 

HLTH 411 Health and Later Maturit) — The Aging Process (3) 

Internship-HCMN 495 (12 units) 

Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical work 
experience in this required full term capstone course. Students will 
be able to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in 
managing and delivering health services. 

Students must apply for the internship in the term prior to 
enrolling in HCMN 495. The internship coordinator will assign 
students to a placement site based on the acceptability of student 
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MINOR IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT 

The minor in Health Care Management consists of 18 units. All 
required courses must be completed with a GPA of 2.00 or higher. 

Required Courses 

HLTH 20^ Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

HCMN 305 Community Health Administration (3) 

or 
MNGT361 Principles of Management (3) 

HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the Long-Term Care Consumer (3) 
HCMN 415 Financing and Organization of Health Care Services in 

the U.S. (3) 
HCMN 441 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration (3) 
ECON 339 Heakh Economics (3) 

UPSILON PHI DELTA HONOR SOCIETY 

The purpose of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Sociers' is to further 
the professional competence and dedication of the individual mem- 
bers in and for the profession of health care management. 
Members are selected on the basis of academic achievements, serv- 
ice to the community and/or contributions to the health care man- 
agement profession. For information concerning the Upsilon Phi 
Delta Honor Socierv, contact the chair of Health Science at 410- 
704-2637. 

HEALTH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 
RECOGNITION AWARDS 

This award is presented in the spring commencement ceremony to 
outstanding undergraduate Health Education, Gerontology, and 
Health Care Management majors. 

MAJOR IN CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY 
COUNSELING AND EDUCATION 

The Bachelor's of Technical/Professional Studies (B.T.P.S.) in 
Chemical Dependency Counseling and Education is an articulated 
program for students who have completed an Associate of Applied 
Sciences (A.A.S.) degree. This 2+2 program consists of training in 
the Chemical Dependency Counseling Program at the Community 
College of Baltimore Count)', Dundalk, followed by additional 
years of study at Towson Universitv' to complete the bachelor's 
degree in Chemical Dependency Coimseling and Education. 

The bachelor's degree program includes the following areas of 
curricular emphasis: 

• Chemical dependency prevention at the primary, secondary and 
tertiary levels 

• Fundamental tasks and responsibilities of the chemical depend- 
ency counselor 

• Analysis and application of current research and outcome data 
in clinical practice 

• Ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in helping rela- 
tionships 

• Diversit)' and its influence on educational strategies and clinical 
practice 

The program offered by the Community College of Baltimore 
Count)', Dundalk, prepares students to be chemical dependency 
counselors. The Towson University program enhances the knowl- 
edge and skills gained through the community college program by 
focusing particularly on ethical and behavioral standards, cultural 
diversity and research applications as they relate to prevention and 
treatment of chemical dependency. 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the general requirements for undergraduate 
study outlined in the catalogs of the Community' College of 
Baltimore County- and Towson Universin-. To enter the Towson 
University' program, students must also have earned 62 to 64 cred- 
its from an institution's A.A.S. degree program in chemical depend- 
ency counseling or mental health/human services. 



Program Requirements 

The Bachelor's of Technical/Professional Studies in Chemical 
Dependency Counseling and Education requires the completion of 
a minimum of 120 units, 62-64 of which are earned through the 
A.A.S. degree program. Of the 120 units, each student must com- 
plete 30 units in the arts and sciences, as follows: 

• 6 units in communication (including an advanced writing 
course) 

• 6 units in mathematics/computer science (MATH 231 or other 
appropriate statistics course) 

• 12 units in fine arts, social/behavioral sciences and humanities 

• 6 units in natural sciences (one of which must be a 4-unit lab 
science) 

Lower-level courses from two-year institutions will be applied to 
this 30-unit requirement, as appropriate. 

In addition, students must complete 36-39 upper-level units 
including 18-19 units in one of two tracks: Chemical Dependency 
Counseling and Rehabilitation or Chemical Dependency 
Prevention and Education, and 15 units in upper-level electives. An 
additional 6 upper-level units of internship/practicum experience 
are also required beyond the internship experience earned via the 
A.A.S. degree program. 

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING AND 
REHABILITATION TRACK 

Students who wish to pursue this track must have completed at 
least 24 units in counseling or psychology', with course work in 
abnormal psycholog)'; theories of addiction behavior and counsel- 
ing; individual, family and group counseling; pharmacology; and 
delivery of services. 

Required Courses (19 units) 

CDCE 405/505 Professional Standards and Ethical Responsibilities (3) 

CDCE XXX Research Applications in Professional Practice (3) 

CDCE 403/503 Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Addiaions (3) 

PSYC 314 Research Methods in Psychology (4) 

PSYC 429 Multicultural Counseling (3) 

NURS 404 Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach (3) 

or 
HCMN 415 Financing and Organization of Heakh Care Services 

(3) 

Electives (15 units) 

The track requires 15 units of upper-division electives. Students 

should consult with their adviser to develop a coherent course of 

study. Students may receive approval from their adviser to complete 

electives not listed here. 

PSYC 309 Psychopharmacology (3) 

PSYC 315 Motivation (3) 

PSYC 350 Personalit\' (3) 

PSYC 361 Abnormal Psychology (3) 

PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

PSYC 43 1 Group Dynamics (3 ) 

PSYC 430 Systems and Techniques of Psychotherapy (3) 

PSYC 453 Issues in .Mental Health Intervention (3j 

HLTH 401 Teaching about Drugs and Sex (3) 

HLTH 432 Measurement and Evaluation (3) 

HLTH 331 Nutrition for Heakh Professionals (3) 

HLTH 430 Organization, Implementation and Management of 

Heakh Education Programs (3) 
SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SOC1351 DeviantBehavior (3) 

SOCI 352 Community Corrections (3) 

SOCI 353 Theories of Crime (3) 

SOCI 354 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) 

SOCI 355 Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (3) 

NURS 323 Crisis and Stress Management (3) 

NURS 406 Cultural Diversity and Heakh Care (3) 



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Internship (12 units) 

Students are required to complete at least 12 units of an intern- 
ship/practicum experience, and 6 of the internship units must be 
upper-level units. Internships offer students the opportunity to gain 
practical work experience, learn new skills and develop professional 
contacts. These experiences are provided at a variery of treatment 
and prevention sites statewide, such as inpatient facilities, outpa- 
tient clinics, public health agencies and private sector programs. 

CHEMCAL DEPENDENCY PREVENTION AND 

EDUCATION TRACK 

Required Courses (18 units) 

CDCE XXX Research Applications in Professional Practice (3) 

CDCE 402/502 Health and Social Welfare Promotion: Health 

Communicanon (3) 
HLTH 315 Curriculum and Planning (3) 
NURS 323 Crisis and Stress Management (3) 
HLTH 405 Drugs in Our Culture (3) 
PSYC 429 Multicultural Counseling (3) 

Electives (15 units) 

The track requires 15 units of upper-division electives. Students 
should consult with their adviser to develop a coherent course of 
study. Students may receive approval from their adviser to com- 
plete electives not listed here. 
PSYC 309 Psychopharmacology (3) 

PSYC 315 Motivation (3) 

PSYC 350 Personality (3) 

PSYC 361 Abnormal Psychology ( 3 ) 

PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

PSYC 431 Group Dynamics (3) 

PSYC 430 Systems and Techniques of Psychotherapy (3) 

PSYC 453 Issues in Mental Health Intervention (3) 

HLTH 401 Teaching about Drugs and Sex (3) 
HLTH 432 Measurement and Evaluation (3) 
HLTH 331 Nutrition for Heahh Professionals (3) 
HLTH 430 Organization, Implementation and Management of 

Health Education Programs (3) 
SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SOCI 351 Deviant Behavior (3) 

SOCI 352 Community Corrections (3) 

SOCI 353 Theories of Crime (3) 

SOCI 354 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) 

SOCI 355 Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (3) 

NURS 323 Crisis and Stress Management (3) 
NURS 406 Cultural Diversity and Health Care (3) 

Internship (12 units) 

Students are required to complete at least 12 units of an intern- 
ship/practicum experience, and 6 of the internship units must be 
upper-level units. Internships offer students the opportunity to gam 
practical work experience, learn new skills and develop professional 
contacts. These experiences are provided at a variet)' of treatment 
and prevention sites statewide, such as inpatient facilities, outpa- 
tient clinics, public health agencies and private sector programs. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM 

The department offers a Master of Science degree with concentra- 
tions in Health Administration, Community Health Education, and 
School Health Education. For more information, see the Graduate 
Catalog. 



PRE-MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PRE-PROFESSIONAL 
PREPARATION 

A career in medical technology can be both stimulating and 
rewarding, since the field is rapidly growing with advances in med- 
ical science. The medical technologist works under the supervision 
of a pathologist in a laboratory and performs tests on which doc- 
tors rely for assistance in diagnosing or treating diseases. 

Towson University's Pre-Medical Technology Program provides 
the liberal arts and science basis for continuation of the degree pro- 
gram at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) or Salisbury 
University. Pre-Medical Technology students are required to com- 
plete the GenEd requirements before transferring to another senior 
institution. 

Students who intend to transfer to UMB to complete the 
Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology must complete 
the following during the first two years at Towson. 

Biology 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 
BIOL 213 Anatomy and Physiology I (4) 
BIOL 214 Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 
BIOL 315 Medical Microbiology (4) 

Chemistry 

CHEM 1 10 General Chemistry I (4) 

CHEM 1 1 1 General Chemistry II (4) 

CHEM 330 Orgamc Chemistry (5) 

English 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 
ENGL XXX English Elective (3) 

Mathematics 

MATH 1 1 1 Algebra for Applications (3) 
MATH 237 Elementary Biostatistics (4) 

Humanities Electives (3 units) 

Select courses from history, literature, philosophy, art and music. 
In addition, credit for foreign language will be given only upon 
completion of either the first elementary year or an advanced 
course. 

Behavior and Social Science Electives (6 units) 
Select from economics, political science, urban studies, sociolo- 
gy, geography, anthropology, African-American studies or psy- 
chology. 

Electives (8 units) 



CHExM331 
PHYS 100 


Organic Chemistry U (5) 
Understanding Physics (3) 


PHYS 102 
BIOL 401 


Introduction to Physics (3) 
Genetics (4) 



Students should make application to UMB upon completing 45 
units at Towson. See the Pre-Medical Technology coordinator for 
application information, Burdick Hall, room 141. 



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Department of Kinesiology 

Professors: Andrea Boucher, David Zang (Chair) 
Associate Professors: Ned Britt, Margaret Faulkner, William 

Forbes, Karla Kubitz, Gail Parr 
Assistant Professors: Phil Albert, Vincent Angorti, Mel Brennan, 
Heather Crowe, Michael Higgins, Elin Lobel, Joshua Newman, 
Carl Runk, Lisa Swanson, April Tripp, Tabatha Uhrich 
Visiting Instructors: Wendy Dean, Carrie McFadden 
Clinical Assistant Professors: Andrea Barton, Matthew Rothbard 
Lecturers: James Harrison, Susan Truitt 

OFFICE 

Towson Center 200, 410-704-2376 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Kinesiology offers four academic majors: 
Physical Education, Athletic Training, Sport Management and 
Exercise Science. 

In addition, the Department of Kinesiology offers KNES 235 
Individualized Fitness, as an approved course for GenEd II. B. 3. 
American Experience: Contemporary Issues. 

The department also offers a series of 2-unit activity courses 
that emphasize the development of skills, knowledge and fitness 
necessary to lead an active life. Some of the courses offered in this 
series include: 

KNES 102 Self Defense, Protection and Personal Safety 

KNES 103 Rhythmic Aerobics 

KNES 104 Ballroom Dance 

KNES 106 Recreational Sports: Bowling, Billiards and Golf 

KNES 107 Cardiovascular Movement: Jogging, Cycling and 

In-Line Skating 
KNES 108 Invasion Sports: Basketball, Lacrosse and Soccer 

KNES 109 Net Games: Badminton, Tennis and Volleyball 

KNES 1 10 Wall Games: Handball, Racquetball and Squash 

MAJOR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

The Physical Education/Teacher Education program prepares stu- 
dents to become competent physical educators consistent with 
developmentally and instructionally appropriate guidelines provid- 
ed by National Association for Sport and Physical Education 
(NASPE). Graduates of the program are eligible for certification by 
the Maryland State Department of Education as a K-12 Physical 
Education teacher. 

The Physical Education/Teacher Education program includes the 
following phases: 

• I General Preparation 

• II Pre-Professional Preparation/Internship I 

• III Professional Preparation/Internship II 

The focus of Phase I is completion of General Education 
(GenEd) requirements as well as completion of courses required for 
the academic major. The following requirements must be met for 
entry into Phase II: 

• a grade of C or better in the following courses: 

o KNES 290 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education 

o KNES 283 Activities for the Young Child (K-3) 

o KNES 284 Adventure-Based Activities 

o a minimum of four of the following courses: KNES 140; 

KNES 150; KNES 156; KNES 182; KNES 184; KNES 202; 

KNES 239 and KNES 327 

• satisfactory scores on Praxis I 

• completion of a speech and hearing test 

During Phase II, students complete the Physical Education 
"methods" classes (i.e., KNES 324 Teaching Physical Education in 
the Elementary School, KNES 325 Teaching Physical Education in 
the Secondary School, and KNES 423 Adaptive Physical 



Education) as well as other courses required for the academic 
major. Requirements for advancement to Phase III are as follows: 

• grade point average (GPA) 

o an overall cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75 

o a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the following courses: KNES 

324, KNES 325, KNES 423, ELED 324, EDUC 401, PSYC 

201 
° a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the courses that are part of the 

KNES Professional Core and Professional Lab Skills 

• satisfactory criminal background check 

• additional requirements as deemed necessary by the 
Department of Kinesiology or College of Education 

Phase III of the program includes a term of student teaching 
(KNES 392 and KNES 394) and completion of the course KNES 
480 Seminar in Teaching Physical Education. The student teaching 
experience includes placements at both an elementary and second- 
ary school. This experience must be completed in Baltimore 
County, Harford County, Howard County, or Anne Arundel 
County. Teacher interns are not permitted to take any other cours- 
es during Phase III. 

A certification in Health Science is available for students who 
wish to be certified to teach in physical education and health edu- 
cation at the elementary and secondary levels. Students are advised 
that the Department of Health Science is responsible for establish- 
ing the health-education requirements for this program. As such, 
students interested in pursuing this option must contact the chair of 
Health Science fot additional and current information. 

KNES Professional Core (35 units) 

KNES 290 Introduction to Teaching in Physical Education (2) 

KNES 298 History and Philosophy of Physical Education (3) 

KNES 309 Tests and Measurements (3) 

KNES 311 Biomechanics (3) 

KNES 313 Physiology of Exercise (3) 

KNES 315 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) 

KNES 324 Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School (3) 

KNES 325 Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School (3) 

KNES 341 Concepts of Motor Learning (3) 

KNES 355 Psychology of Sport (3) 

KNES 423 Adaptive Physical Education (3) 

KNES 426 Motor Development (3) 

KNES Professional Lab Skills/Activities (13 units) 

KNES 140 Track and Field (1) 

KNES 1 50 Personal Defense/Wrestling ( 1 ) 

KNES 156 Gymnastics (1) 

KNES 165 Swimming (1) 

KNES 182 Field Court 1(1) 

KNES 184 Field Court 11(1) 

KNES 202 Net/Wall Games ( 1 ) 

KNES 239 Physical Fitness Activities (1) 

KNES 283 Physical Education Activities for the Young Child (1) 

KNES 284 Adventure-Based Education Activities (1) 

KNES 327 Teaching Cultural Dance Forms: Creative Movement for 
PHEC Majors (3) 

KNES Professional Electives (6 units) 

KNES 305 Outdoor Education Philosophy and Methods (3) 

KNES 331 Principles of Coaching (3) 

KNES 337 Advanced Coaching Techniques (3) 

KNES 351 Philosophy: The Sport Experience (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Society (3) 

KNES 496 Independent Studv (1-3) 

HLTH 101 Wellness in a Diverse Society (3) 

Teacher Education Core (19 units) 

ELED 324 Integrating Literacy in the K-12 Content Areas (3) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

KNES 392 Elementary Student Teaching (6) 

KNES 394 Secondary Student Teaching (6) 

KNES 480 Seminar in Teaching Physical Education (1) 



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Additional Required Courses (28-29 units) 

BIOL 110 Contemporan' General Biology (4) 

BIOL 213 A-\natomy and Physiology (4) 

or 
BIOL 214 Anatomy and Physiology (4) 

CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I (4) 

or 
PHYS 202 General Physics for the Health Sciences (5) 

IDHP 110 Information Utilization in the Health Professions (3) 

or 
ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

MAJOR IN ATHLETIC TRAINING 

The program of study in Athletic Training is designed for students 
who are interested in a career in allied health care specializing in 
the care of athletes and physically active individuals. Athletic train- 
ers function as integral members of the athletic health care team in 
secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clin- 
ics, professional sports organizations and other health care set- 
tings. The athletic trainer specializes in the prevention, assessment, 
management, rehabilitation and health care administration of ath- 
letic injuries and illnesses. 

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is designed to 
provide an effective blend of theoretical and practical learning 
experiences in athletic training by incorporating extensive academ- 
ic and clinical education experiences. The ATEP is accredited by 
the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education 
Programs (CAAHEP). Successful completion of the Athletic 
Training Education Program prepares an individual as a candidate 
for the National Athletic Trainers' Board of Certification examination. 

The goals of the ATEP are first and foremost to provide students 
with a quality, well-rounded education. Second, the ATEP seeks to 
provide all necessary cognitive, psychomotor and affective compe- 
tencies and proficiencies in a formalized multidimensional aca- 
demic and clinical setting for students to be successful in the field 
of athletic training. Last, the ATEP provides opportunities for stu- 
dents to participate in community events and professional activities 
that will instill a sense of active participation in their communities 
and chosen profession. 

The ATEP is a capped major with a limited enrollment. As such, 
admission to the university^ does not guarantee admission to the 
program. 

Screening Process for the Accredited Athletic Training 
Education Program 

Students desiring to major in Athletic Training are admitted to the 
Pre-Athletic Training Program. Students seeking admission into the 
Athletic Training major are required to have completed the fol- 
lowing courses: BIOL 110, PSYC 201, KNES 235, KNES 291, 
HLTH 101,HLTH103. 

Prospective students must submit the following materials as part 
of the screening procedure: program application (including per- 
sonal statement); signed technical standards verifying that, with 
appropriate accommodation, they meet the technical standards for 
an entry-level athletic trainer; and verification of health status form 
(signed by the applicant's health care provider). 

Transfer Students 

Transfer students must submit a copy of an official transcript to 
show completion of equivalent course work at their previous insti- 
tutions. Students transferring to the ATEP need to provide docu- 
mentation that they have satisfied the clinical competencies and 
proficiencies addressed in KNES 291. Students need to provide ver- 
ification that they have satisfied these required skills at the sending 
institution under the direction of a Towson University-approved 
clinical instructor. If verification is not available, the student will 



meet with the coordinator of the ATEP and work through the 
checklist. If the student has not been exposed to, and evaluated in, 
these proficiencies, the student will need to complete KNES 291 at 
Towson University. 

The Pre-AT student will make formal application, which 
includes all of the materials stated below, to the coordinator of the 
ATEP no later than the second Friday in May: official transcripts, 
directed observation hours, two letters of recommendation, essay 
and clinical skills worksheet. 

Evaluative Criteria 

Seven criteria are evaluated as part of the admission process in 
accepting students into the ATEP: 

1. Overall GPA - Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 
2.00 in their college courses to be able to apply to the ATEP. 

2. Prerequisite Courses GPA - Six classes (KNES 291, KNES 235, 
BIOL 1 10, HLTH 103, HLTH 101 and PSYC 101) are used to cal- 
culate the prerequisite courses GPA. 

3. Observation Hours - Students are assigned by the ATEP coor- 
dinator or clinical coordinator of education to a variety of clinical 
settings at Towson University, which include athletic training 
rooms, athletic practices and competitive events, to gain valuable 
directed observation hours. 

4. Letters of Recommendation - Students seeking admission into 
the ATEP will be asked to secure two letters of recommendation 
from individuals who can attest to their personality, academic suc- 
cess, intellectual abilities and clinical abilities. 

5. Interview - Candidates seeking admission to the ATEP are given 
a formal interview conducted by the Athletic Training Admission 
Committee. 

6. Essay - Applicants will submit a one-page essay explaining their 
reasons for pursuing the major in Athletic Training. 

7. Clinical Skills Worksheet - Students are expected to complete 
the clinical skills worksheet during the course of the academic year 
(September - March). The worksheet will consist of skills that each 
student should be proficient in performing (i.e. making an ice bag, 
taping an ankle, wrapping a thigh). 

In addition to the evaluation criteria, the following must be com- 
pleted and turned in to the program coordinator prior to beginning 
clinical hours: (1) program application, (2) acceptance of technical 
standards, and (3) verification of health status form. 

Acceptance into the program is based upon the stated criteria and 
the number of available openings in the program. Meeting the min- 
imum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into 
the program. Offers of admission into the ATEP are presented on a 
competitive basis to those individuals who are most qualified. 
Students must apply for admission to the program by the second 
Friday of May in the spring term. Candidates will be notified of 
acceptance/rejection in the first week of June by mail. 

Appeal Procedures 

Students who are not admitted into the program can re-apply three 
times, but it will still take six terms to complete the required class 
and clinical workload. If the student does not maintain an overall 
GPA of 2.00, a C or better in all didactic athletic training courses, 
and a grade of satisfactory in all clinical courses, the student will be 
placed on probation for one year. If the student does not rectify the 
stated deficiency within the one-year period the student will be 
dropped from the program. 

For more detailed information regarding the ATEP at Towson 
University please refer to the Athletic Training Education section 
at: http/Zwwwnew.towson.edu/kinesiology. 

Program Requirements 

The requirements for the major in Athletic Training include 25-26 
units of lower-level courses and 54 units of KNES courses. The spe- 
cific requirements for the major in Athletic Training are as follows: 



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KNES Required Courses (54 units) 

KNES 235 Individualized Fitness (3) 

KNES 291 Introduction to Athletic Training (1) 

KNES 309 Tests and Measurements (3) 

KN'ES311 Biomechanics (3) 

KNES 313 Physiology of Exercise (3) 

KNES 315 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) 

KNES 363 Nutrition for Exercise and Spon (3) 

KNES 381 Basic Clinical Athletic Training 1(1) 

KNES 382 Basic Clinical Athletic Training II (1) 

KNES 385 Intermediate Clinical Athletic Training 1(1) 

KNES 386 Intermediate Clinical Athletic Training II (1) 

KNES 388 Advanced Clinical Athletic Training 1(1) 

KNES 389 Advanced Clinical Athletic Training II (1) 

KNES 415 Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) 

KNES 417 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (3) 

KNES 427 Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training (3) 

KNES 428 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training (3) 

KNES 429 Physical Assessment in Athletic Training (3) 

KNES 431 Seminar in Athletic Training |2) 

Plus 12 units selected from KNES upper-division courses 

Lower-Level Required Courses (25-26 units) 
BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 

BIOL 21 1-212 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) 
BIOL 213-214 Human Anatomy and Physiolog)' (4) 
CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I (4) 

or 
PHYS 202 General Phvsics for the Health Sciences (5) 

HLTH 101 Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) 
HLTH 103 EMC, First Aid and Safety (3) 
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

MAJOR IN EXERCISE SCIENCE 

The major in Exercise Science is intended to examine the relation- 
ship between exercise and human performance and the role of 
physical activity in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Exercise sci- 
ence consists of several overlapping disciplines, including biome- 
chanics, exercise physiology and biochemistn.', growth and devel- 
opment, exercise nutrition, measurement and evaluation, and exer- 
cise psycholog)'. The program of study is designed to provide an 
effective blend of classroom instruction and practical experience. 
The program is intended to prepare qualified individuals for 
careers in clinical, corporate, commercial, and/or community exer- 
cise/wellness settings as well as to prepare students for graduate 
study in related fields. 

Program Requirements 

The requirements for the major in Exercise Science include 27 units 
of lower-level courses and 45 units of KNES courses. The specific 
requirements for the major in Exercise Science are as follows: 

KNES Required Courses (45 units) 

KNES 235 Individualized Fitness (3) 

KNES 309 Tests and Measurements (3) 

KNES 311 Biomechanics (3) 

KNES 313 Physiology of Exercise (3) 

KNES 315 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) 

KNES 361 Exercise Psychology (3) 

KNES 363 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3) 

KNES 365 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3) 

KNES 369 Practicum in Exercise Science (3) 

KNES 395 Kinesiology Internship (3) 

KNES 469 Research Methods in Exercise Science (3) 

Plus 12 units from a selected group of KNES upper-division courses 



Required Lower-Level Courses (27 units) 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 

BIOL 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) 

BIOL 214 Human Anatomy and Physiolog)- (4) 

CHEM 105 Chemistn- for Alhed Health Professionals (4) 

HLTH 101 Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) 

PFFY'S 202 General Physics for the Health Sciences (5) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

MAJOR IN SPORT MANAGEMENT 

The major in Sport Management is designed to address the unique 
position of sports in American business and to prepare students for 
careers in athletic and recreation administration, the fitness indus- 
try, college and professional sports, and retail marketing. 

Students selecting this major must also declare a minor in 
Business Administration. 

Program Requirements 

The requirements for the major in Sport Management include 12 
units in lower-level courses, 42 units of KNES courses, and 21 units 
of BUAD courses. 

The specific requirements for the major in Sport Management 
are as follows: 

Lower-Level Requirements (12 units) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

cose 111 Information and Technology for Business (3) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (3) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

KNES Requirements (42 units) 

KNES 235 Individualized Fitness (3) 

KNES 333 Sport Management (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Society (3) 

KNES 355 Psychology of Sport (3) 

KNES 395 Kinesiology Internship (3) 

KNES 451 Historv of American Sport (3) 

KNES 452 Sport Marketing (3) 

KN'ES 453 Sport Administration (3) 

LEGE 325 Sport Law 

plus 15 units of electwes from selected KNES and BUAD courses 

BUAD Requirements (21 units) 

ACCT201 
ACCT 202 
ECON 201 
ECON 202 
FIN 331 
MKTG 341 
MNGT361 



.Accounting Principles I (3) 

Accounting Principles II (3) 

Microeconomics (3) 

Macroeconomics (3) 

Principles of Financial Management (3) 

Principles of Marketing (3) 

Management and Organizational Theory (3) 



PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

The Department of Kinesiology offers three courses for students 
majoring in Early Childhood or Elementary Education. They are 
KNES 281-282 Physical Education for Elementary Education 
Students I, II; and KNES 324 Teaching Physical Education in the 
Elementarv School. KNES 281-282 are prerequisites for KNES 
324. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Kinesiology transfer credits will be evaluated by the department on 
an individual basis. .A minimum of one-half of the units required in 
the major (KNES) must be completed at Towson University. A 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher must be earned in all required 
courses and all prerequisites for required courses. 



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Department of Nursing 

Professors: Joanna Basuray, Jacquelyn Jordan (Chair) 

Associate Professors: Christina Barrick, Marilyn Halstead, Mary 
Lashley, Dianne Taylor (Assistant Chair) 

Clinical Associate Professor: Vicky Kent 

Clinical Assistant Professors: Kathy Barnes, Judith E. Breitenhach 
(Nursing Program Director, Hagerstown), Beverly Bye, Carol 
Gallo, Sheila Green, Michelle Lane, Kim McCarron, Sheila 
Thomas 

Visiting Instructors: Lori Geier, Amanda Smith 

Lecturers: Elizabeth Crusse, Mary Sharon Curran, Margaret 
McCormick, Elizabeth Rudolf 

Part-time Facult\': Nancy Baldwin, Alice Behles, Suzanne Bonner, 
Karen Cooper, Catherine Crowley, Loretta Dahlem, Angela 
Durry, Melissa Eichelberger, Sharon Eifried, Mary Beverly 
Gallagher, Jean Gambo, Janet Gardner, Richelle Genco, Patsie 
Griffin, Nancy Hannafin, Tamara Hill, Ruth Honnas, Marcia 
Hornberger, Paula Kowalewski, Allison Lai, Amy Lazarewicz, 
Lena Lee, Florence Okeke, Barbara Parker, Kathi Pendleton, 
Melissa Sprague, Dawn Stetka, Linda Summey, Doris Webb 

OFFICE 

Burdick Hall 13"B, 410-704-2068 or 2069 
Recorded Information: 410-704-2067 
Admissions Coordinator: 410-704-4170 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

Nursmg is both an art and a science with an evolving body of spe- 
cialized knowledge derived from nursing research, as well as from 
the synthesis of knowledge from related disciplines. Nursing, inde- 
pendently or collaboratively, guides and influences the behavior of 
others in their efforts toward optimizing the health status of indi- 
viduals, families, groups and communities. 

Towson offers a program in professional nursing leading to the 
Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. The Nursing 
curriculum includes courses in the liberal arts, the sciences and 
nursing. The curriculum, designed for basic and registered nurse 
students, prepares the graduate to accept responsibility and 
accountability for the care of clients and families in a variety of 
health care settings, to function in beginning leadership roles, and 
to be consumers of and participants in nursing research. Students 
are also provided with the foundation for graduate study in nursing. 

The Nursing Program is approved by the Maryland Board of 
Nursing, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing 
Education. Basic students graduating from the Nursing major are 
eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for 
Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Department of Nursing 
holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of 
Nursing, the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree 
Programs of the National League for Nursing, Commission on 
Collegiate Nursing Education, and the Council on Collegiate 
Education in Nursing of the Southern Regional Education Board. 

MAJOR IN NURSING: BASIC STUDENTS 

The university requires a minimum of 120 units for graduation. 
However, established depanmental requirements must also be 
completed for graduation with a Nursing major. This necessitates 
completion of more than 120 units for most students enrolled in 
the depanment. 

Students must complete all prerequisite courses prior to begin- 
ning the major. Proper course planning and good advising are key 
to timely admission to the major and completion of the program in 
four years. The departmental brochure contains a recommended 
course plan for students for the entire four-year degree. Pre-nurs- 
ing majors may request a nursing adviser to help them plan their 
academic program prior to admission to the major. Students can 



contact the department for specific information and to he assigned 
to an adviser Once the student is admitted to the Nursing major, 
the nursing courses must be completed in a sequential pattern, 
because each course is a foundation for the subsequent course. 
Part-time study options are available. 

Pre-nursing students demonstrating competencies covered in 
MATH 115 (as determined by the Department of Mathematics) 
mav enroll in an alternative offering of one of the following: 
MATH 116, MATH 119 or MATH 273, m order to meet the 
mathematics requirement. Placement in the particular course is 
determined by the Department of Mathematics. 

Because requirements may be revised from time to time, it is the 
student's responsibility to make certain that he or she is working 
with the most current materials. Contact the department for assis- 
tance with program planning. 

Requirements for the Major 

In addition to the General Education (GenEd) requirements. 
Nursing majors must complete the following prerequisites prior to 
beginning major course work. Several of these courses can also 
meet GenEd requirements. (* GenEd I 

'ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 
*BIOL 110 Comemporar\- General Biology (4) 
BIOL 213 Human .\natomy and Physiolog)' I (4) 
BIOL 214 Human Anatomy and Physiolog)' 11 (4) 
BIOL 215 Fundamentals of Microbiology (4) 

or 
BIOL 315 Medical .\Iicrohiolog>- (4) 
■^CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I (4) 
'CHEM 106 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions II (4) 

HLTH 331 Nutrition for Health Professionals (3) 
*\L\TH 115 Basic Mathematics for Sciences (3) 
'PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 
"PSYC 203 Human Development (3) ' 
"SOCI 101 Introductor)- Sociology (3) 

REQUIRED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR THE NURSING MAJOR 
Junior Year 
First Term 

NURS 330 
NURS331 
NURS 341 
NURS 343 
XL'RS 345 
NURS 347 
NURS 351 



Professional Nursing: Bridge (3)* 
Professional Nursing I: Introdurtion (2) 
.^Iterations in Health (3) 
Pharmacotherapeutic .Agents (2) 
Technology and Therapeutic Inter\'entions (2) 
Health Assessment Across the Life Span (3) 
Nursing Practice I: Health Promotion Across the 
Life Span (4) 



Second Term 
NLIRS 353 
NURS 355 
NURS 404 

NURS 416 
-\UTH231 

MATH 237 

PSYC 212 

Senior Year 
First Term 

NURS 431 
NURS 451 

NURS 453 
NURS 404 



Nursing Practice II; .^duh Health (5) 

Nursing Practice HI: Childbearmg Families (5) 

Health Care: An Interdisciplinar)' Approach (3) 

or 

Multicultural Health Care (3) (GenEd) 

Basic Statistics (3) 

or 

Biostatistics (3-4) 

or 

Behavioral Statistics (4) 



Professional Nursing II: Research (2) 

Nursing Practice IV: Psychiatric and 

.Mental Health |51 

Nursing Practice V: Child Health (5) 

Health Care: An Interdisciplmar)- Approach (3) 



NURS 416 Multiculmral Health Care (3) (GenEd) 



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Second Term 

NURS 433 

NURS 455 
NURS 457 
NURS 459 

*RNs only 



Professional Nursing III: Issues 
(Advanced Writing GenEd) (3) 
Nursing Practice VI: Community Health (5) 
Nursing Practice VII: Clmical Practicum (2) 
Nursing Practice VIII: Leadership and 
Management (4) 



ADMISSION TO THE NURSING MAJOR 

Before students can be considered for admission to the Nursing 
major, they must be admitted to or have appHed for admission to 
the university. Transfer students must adhere to the university's 
transfer policies. 

Admission to the Nursing major is granted only by the depart- 
ment. Admission to the university does not constitute or guarantee 
admission to the major. Students are admitted in both the fall and 
spring terms of each academic year. The application for admission 
to the Nursing major is available from the admissions coordinator. 
It is to be returned to the admissions coordinator. Department of 
Nursing, by January 15 for fall admission and August IS for spring 
admission. Because the process requires official transcripts from all 
educational institutions that students have attended, students 
should allow sufficient time for receipt of transcripts in the depart- 
ment by the due date. Late applications are accepted on a space- 
available basis. 

INDIVIDUAL ADMISSION POLICY 

Applicants who do not meet the admission criteria may still be con- 
sidered for admission under the individual admission policy. To be 
considered, the individual must demonstrate the ability to be suc- 
cessful in a rigorous academic curriculum through recent strong 
academic performance in relevant course work. Applicants who 
wish to be considered under this policy must submit, with the stan- 
dard application, supporting materials making a specific, personal- 
ized case of why the applicant deserves acceptance into a rigorous 
academic program. Submitted materials should include a written 
request for consideration, two letters of recommendation from 
appropriate sources, such as professors or academic advisers, and a 
personal statement with supporting materials explaining why the 
applicant deserves special consideration and why his or her qualifi- 
cations do not meet stated criteria. Materials submitted should con- 
tain very specific and compelling information to warrant special 
consideration. 

BASIC PROGRAM 

High school students are advised to take the following courses to 
provide the base necessary to complete the prerequisite courses for 
the Nursing major: mathematics - three units (two years of algebra 
and one year of geometry); chemistry - one unit; biology - one 
unit. Physics, although not required, is recommended. 

Eligibility and Screening: Admission to the major is contingent 
upon the student being screened and admission being offered to the 
applicant by the department. The screening process takes place dur- 
ing the term prior to the student's anticipated enrollment in the first 
nursing course. Students are eligible to apply for admission after 
they have completed a minimum of 42 undergraduate units, includ- 
ing at least four laboratory sciences and ENGL 102. Only one 
grade below a grade equivalent of 2.00 is allowed in prerequisite or 
General Education courses, and no more than two courses may be 
repeated. A minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale is required; 
however, students must note that achievement at the 2.50 level in 
itself does not guarantee admission to the program. The higher the 
applicant's GPA, the greater the possibility of being offered admission. 

TRANSFER AND SECOND DEGREE STUDENTS 

Transfer students and those seeking a second baccalaureate degree 
are admitted to the university according to university policies and 



procedures. Generally, transfer students must complete all required 
nursing courses of the department at Towson University. Nursing 
courses completed in another baccalaureate nursing program are 
evaluated individually for equivalence by the department. 

REGISTERED NURSE PROGRAM 

To be eligible for admission, students must have graduated from a 
state-approved diploma or associate degree nursmg program and 
be licensed as a registered nurse in Maryland. Recent graduates 
may be admitted pending successful completion of the NCLEX- 
RN. Students applying for admission to the Nursing major must 
either have been admitted to the university or be currently seeking 
admission to the university. 

Registered nurse students are advised to contact the department 
for advisement prior to completion and submission of the applica- 
tion for admission to the university. 

Eligibility and screening: Admission to the Nursing Program is 
granted only by the department. Eligibility requirements are 
dependent upon the option chosen. In addition, RN students are 
required to have a minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. Only one 
grade below a grade equivalent of 2.00 is allowed in the non-nurs- 
ing courses required for the Nursing Program. 

RN ARTICULATION MODEL 

Effective fall 2004, the department will participate in a revised 
statewide articulation model. No more than half of the baccalaure- 
ate degree, with a maximum of 60 non-nursing units, will be 
accepted at Towson from a community college. Nursing units will 
not be transferred. However, individuals with an active unencum- 
bered Maryland or compact RN license articulating to the bac- 
calaureate level are awarded a minimum of 30 upper-division nursing 
units in the program. 

The total number of units to be completed is 30; however, to 
ensure successful progress through the Nursing major, students will 
need statistics. Chemistry for Allied Health Professions 11 and 
microbiology. If these courses were not part of the associate's 
degree, they must be completed prior to acceptance into the Nursing 
major — which could add an additional 12 units to the program. 
The baccalaureate Nursing program builds upon the student's pre- 
vious learning, ensures a broad base in the liberal arts, and offers 
nursing courses that are designed to enhance professional nursing 
practice. RNs are advised to contact the department for assistance 
with admission and program planning. 

HEALTH ASSESSMENT CHALLENGE 
EXAMINATION 

Registered nurses with an extensive background in health assess- 
ment may elect to challenge the course NURS 347 Health 
Assessment Across the Life Span. Students interested in challenging 
the course must first meet with the NURS 347 course coordinator 
to determine the extent of their health assessment background and 
receive specific information regarding the challenge option. 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS 

Students are required to maintain a GPA of 2.50 to enroll in clini- 
cal courses in the major. A grade of 2.00 or higher in both the the- 
ory and clinical component in each nursing course is required, in 
addition to maintaining a 2.00 overall GPA. 

Effective fall 2003, new students entering or re-entering the pro- 
gram must earn the national average composite score on a national 
examination as specified by the Department of Nursing (currently 
the RN Assessment Test published by Education Resources, Inc.) 
during their senior year, second term, in order to be eligible to sit 
for the NCLEX-RN examination required for licensure. 

The Nursing Student Handbook provides additional information 
concerning department policies and is distributed upon enrollment 
in the major. 



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SPECIAL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS 

All students in the Nursing major are required to: 

• carry Nursing student liability insurance through the university 

• carry hospitalization insurance including accident and/or emer- 
gency benefits 

• purchase departmental uniforms and supplies (approximately 
$700 for basic students and $200 for RN students) 

• have a valid driver's license and access to the independent use 
of a car in order to provide own travel to and from clinical 
facilities 

• assume financial responsibility for expenses related to the 
required physical examination and laboratory/screening tests 
Information about financial assistance may be obtained from the 

university's Office of Financial Aid. 

Information sessions are offered throughout the year. For addi- 
tional information, contact the admissions coordinator. 




Department of Occupational 
Therapy and Occupational Science 

Professors: Charlotte Exner, Regena Stevens-Ratchford, S. Maggie 

Reitz {Chair) 
Associate Professors: Janet DeLany, MaryBeth Merryman, 

Marcie Weinstein 
Assistant Professors: Sonia Lawson, Jenna Yeager 
Clinical Associate Professor: Marlene Riley 
Clinical Assistant Professors: Lisa Crabtree, Lynne Murphy, Mary 

Anne Sacco-Peterson 
Part-ti>?je Faculty: Bracken Dailey, Andrea Nusinov 
Lecturer: Barbara Demchick 

OFFICE 

Enrollment Services Center 245, 410-704-2762 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

Occupational therapy is the art and science of directing human 
participation in selected occupations to restore, reinforce and 
enhance performance, facilitate learning of skills and functions 
essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct 
pathology, and promote and maintain health. Occupational thera- 
pists direct the use of self-care, work, homemaking, play, leisure, 
art and occupation. They use these activities to assist individuals or 
groups whose health is threatened or impaired by developmental 
deficits, aging, poverty, environmental conditions, physical injury, 
illness, or psychological and social disability. 

The Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational 
Science currently offers a Combined B.S./M.S. program designed to 
provide a liberal education and develop professional competence. 
The program of study leads to a Combined B.S./M.S. degree in 
Occupational Therapy. The Occupational Therapy Program is 
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy 
Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy 
Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 
31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE's telephone number 
c/o AOTA is 301-652-AOTA. 

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national 
certification examination for the occupational therapist adminis- 
tered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational 
Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the 
individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In 
addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; howev- 
er, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT cer- 
tification examination. (Persons convicted of felonies may be 
unable to sit for the certification examination and should inquire 
in advance of program entry regarding eligibility.) 

Occupational therapy is a profession that demands its practi- 
tioners have clinical competencies as well as academic knowledge. 
In addition to satisfactory completion of course work, students 
must demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors and skills 
prior to beginning clinical/internship experiences. Students who 
have lower than a 3.00 GPA will not be permitted to enroll in 
OCTH 435/436. In the event that students lack appropriate pro- 
fessional behaviors and/or skills and/or do not have satisfactory 
academic performance in one or more required courses, recom- 
mendations for remedial courses of action will be made. 

Students are expected to be aware of and adhere to the Code of 
Ethics established by the department. Violation of the standards set 
forth in this document is cause for disciplinary action which may 
include dismissal from the programs offered by the Department of 
Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science. 

The department also offers a Master of Science degree in 
Occupational Therapy and a Doctor of Occupational Science 
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PROGRAM AND FIELDWORK REQUIREMENTS 
Health and Insurance Requirements 

Contracts with fieldwork facihties require that students in place- 
ments show proof of current health insurance and documentation 
of current health status. The findings of the health examination 
will not necessarily exclude students from placement. Students 
must present evidence of current health insurance, a recent health 
examination, a speech and hearing screening, results of a P.P.D. 
test, and results of a Hepatitis B titer or sign a declination form for 
the vaccine prior to enrollment in the first fieldwork experience. 
Speech and hearing screening is offered free of charge through the 
Towson University Speech and Hearing Clinic each term. Annual 
updates are required. Students must also complete the Hepatitis B 
vaccine series including the results of a titer or sign a declination 
form for the vaccine. 

CPR Courses and First Aid 

Certification for adult, infant and child CPR is required prior to 
beginning the program. Proof of current CPR certification is 
required during enrollment in the major. Online courses are not 
accepted. It is highly recommended that students complete a stan- 
dard course in first aid. 

Damaged or Missing Equipment, Assessments or other Resources 

Students may be responsible for covering replacement costs for any 
items that are found to be damaged or missing due to their actions. 

Criminal Background Check 

Students may be required to obtain a criminal background check if 
required by the fieldwork site. This can occur for any Level I or 
Level II fieldwork experience. The student is responsible for this 
expense. 

PRE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR 
ALL CANDIDATES 

Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the 
Occupational Therapy major. At students' request, occupational 
therapy and occupational science faculty and administrative staff 
will advise candidates about the nature of the profession, the 
national certification examination, and the occupational therapy 
curriculum prior to admission. 

APPLICATION CRITERLA 

Applicants are encouraged to contact the department to request a 
Pre-OT adviser. Application materials for the Occupational 
Therapy Program must be submitted to the College of Health 
Professions (CHP) admissions coordinator with a postmark no 
later than March 1. All students applying for admission to the 
Combined B.S./M.S. Occupational Therapy Program at Towson 
University must meet the following criteria: 

1. Applicants must have applied to Towson University for fall 
admission by February 1. 

2. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 14 units in 
college courses, excluding developmental courses, by the end 
of the fall term preceding screening. 

3. Applicants must have a grade equivalent of 2.67 or higher in 
the following courses or their equivalents completed by 
December 31: 

a. BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (must be com- 
pleted by end of fall term preceding screening) 

or BIOL 213 Anatomy and Physiology I (may be substituted 
for BIOL 1 10 for screening purposes). 

b. Two of the following three courses: 
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education 



All of these courses must be completed by the end of the term in 
which screening takes place with a grade equivalent of 2.67 or 
higher. CLEP tests and AP exam scores may be used in lieu of 
course grades. However, scores must be equivalent to the grade 
requirement of a 2.67 or higher, and the courses must be posted on 
the TU transcript. Applicants with lower test scores must take the 
course and achieve a grade equivalent of 2.67 or higher to be con- 
sidered for screening. Applicants with such test scores must contact 
the CHP admissions coordinator for specific information. 

4. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.70 by the 
end of the fall term preceding screening. 

5. Applicants must submit the following documents in one pack- 
et postmarked by March I: 

a. Official transcripts that include course work taken through 
the fall term preceding application to the program at insti- 
tutions other than Towson University. 

b. A completed Human Service Activity Verification Form, 
which provides evidence of completion of at least 30 hours 
of work and/or volunteer experience in a human service 
activity. This work or volunteer experience must have 
involved direct contact with people with disabilities, illness 
or other disadvantages. Examples include work/volunteer 
experience with clients in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabil- 
itation facilities, senior centers, drug rehabilitation pro- 
grams, programs for the homeless, camps, etc. 

c. A typewritten application essay following the guidelines 
provided by the department. 

d. Three reference forms completed by appropriate individuals 
and submitted in accordance with application requirements. 

6. Applicants must have a completed Prerequisite Course Form 
on file by March 1. In addition, applicants who wish to have 
courses not listed on this form approved as equivalent to 
major courses in this program of study must submit a written 
request for approval of these courses. 

7. A minimum of 23 units meeting General Education (GenEd) 
requirements must have been completed prior to beginning the 
first term of the Occupational Therapy Program. 

Applicants with units more than 10 years old may petition (in writ- 
ing by March 1) to have these units excluded from calculation of 
the GPA if they have successfully completed 14 or more units with- 
in the past two years. These 14 units must include either BIOL 110 
Contemporary General Biology or BIOL 213 Anatomy and 
Physiology I (or their equivalent). When this option is approved, all 
units more than 10 years old are excluded from GPA computation, 
with the exception of grades for PSYC 101, SOCI 101, and ENGL 
102. If applicants wish old screening course grade(s) to be omitted, 
they must have retaken the screening course(s) within the past 10 
years. If a petition regarding omission of these grades is not 
received by the application deadline, all courses more than 10 years 
old will be used in computation of the GPA. 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Screening for admission is based on a review of student's GPA, 
admission essay, letters of recommendation and required volunteer 
experience. 

Early Admission to the Major 

High school seniors, current Towson University students, and 
transfer students with an overall GPA of 3.40 may be considered 
for early admission to the Combined B.S./M.S. Occupational 
Therapy Program. Early admission will result in Guaranteed 
Admission Status, which will ensure the student a place in the pro- 
gram with the next class admitted. In order to receive Guaranteed 
Admission Status, applicants need to complete the application 
process and be selected by the program's Admissions Committee. In 
order to enter the program, students must meet all application cri- 
teria, including prerequisite grade requirements and be admitted to 
the university. 



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Early admission applicants will be admitted on a first-come, 
first-served rolling admission basis. Applications will continue to 
be accepted until all available spaces are filled. No more than 50 
percent of the class will be filled with early admit students. 
Applicants will be informed of the status of their application 
within 30 days. Students interested in pursuing early admission 
under this policy must contact the CHP admissions coordinator, 
410-"04-2653. ' 

First Level of Screening 

Initial screenmg, which is based on GPA, will occur immediately 
after March 1 for applicants who have complete files. Overall 
GPAs will be computed, and the top 60 applicants will be 
identified. 

Second Level of Screening 

The department's Admissions Committee will review documents of 
the top 60 applicants and evaluate these applicants based upon 
their GPAs, essays and references. The top candidates from this 
pool of applicants will be selected for admission. 

A maximum of 25 percent of the group of applicants selected 
will be out-of-state students, unless qualified in-state students are 
unavailable. 

Selection of the top candidates will be completed by April 15. 
After May 15 a waiting list will be developed consisting of other 
applicants from the original pool of 60 who were not accepted but 
wish to remain on the waiting list for classes beginning that fall 
term. The top candidate on that list is notified if a place becomes 
available in the class. If that candidate cannot accept the place, the 
next candidate is notified. The waiting list is maintained until the 
end of the drop-add period in the fall and does not carry over into 
the next year. 

MAJOR IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 

In addition to the General Education requirements. Occupational 
Therapy majors must complete 70 units in occupational therapy 
courses, 22 units in other required courses and 21 units in clinicals 
and internships. Additional elective units may be required to earn 
the total of 120 units necessary for the B.S. degree and to meet the 
requirements of the M.S. degree. Courses applicable toward the 
major may not be taken under the Pass grading option. 

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 fol- 
lowing admission into the Occupational Therapy major. By the end 
of the term preceding OCTH 435, students must achieve and main- 
tain a cumulative GPA of 3.00, and consistently demonstrate pro- 
fessional behaviors and necessary competencies to enroll in OCTH 
435. Students must then have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 to be 
admitted into the graduate portion of the occupational therapy pro- 
gram. A grade equivalent of 1.67 or lower in a required course will 
not count toward major units. Students receiving a grade equivalent 
of 1.67 or lower in a major course or a U in OCTH 435/436 may 
retake the course once to improve their standing. Failure of OCTH 
435 or 436 (U grade) may result in denial of re-admission. 

After advancement to graduate student status. Occupational 
Therapy Combined B.S./M.S. students must meet all department 
and Graduate School academic standards and policies. 



Special Permits 

Special permits are required for admission to al 
Therapy major courses. 



Occupational 



COMBINED BACHELOR'S/MASTER'S DEGREE 
PROGRAM 



Prerequisites 
BIOL 110 
ENGL 102 
PSYC 101 
SOCI 101 



Contemporary General Biology (4) 
Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 
Introduction to Psychology (3) 
Introduction to Sociology (3) 



First Term (Fall) 

OCTH 211 Philosophy of Occupational Therapy (3) 
OCTH 216 Life Span Adaptations and Occupations (4) 
OCTH 217 Analysis of Occupational Performance I (4) 
BIOL 213 Anatomy and Physiology I (4) 

Second Term (Spring) 

PSYC 361 Abnormal Psychology (3) 

OCTH 213 Small Group Dynamics (3) 

OCTH 218 Analysis of Occupational Performance II (3) 

BIOL 214 Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 

BIOL 427 Neuromuscular Mechanisms (2) 

Summer 

MATH 237 Biostatistics (4) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (3) 



PSYC 212 



Behavioral Statistics (4) 



Third Term (Fall) 

OCTH 221 Clinical Kinesiology (3) 

OCTH 314 Psychosocial Dysfunction (5) 

OCTH 320 Psychosocial Function Clinical (3) 

PHYS 202 General Physics for the Health Sciences (5) 

Fourth Term (Spring) 

OCTH 313 Physical Function: Neurological Conditions (3) 
OCTH 317 Physical Function: Musculoskeletal Conditions (3) 
OCTH 319 Physical Dysfunction: Clinical (3) 
OCTH 323 Gerontological OT (3) 
HLTH 207 Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

Summer Third Fieldwork Option 

OCTH 435 Occupational Therapy Internship I (6) 

Fifth Term (Fall) 

OCTH 325 Pediatric Occupational Therapy (4) 

OCTH 326 Pediatric Clinical (2) 

OCTH 428 Occupational Therapy Organizations in Modern Society (4) 

OCTH 430 Research Methods in Occupational Therapy (3) 

Sixth Term (Spring) 

OCTH 435/436 Occupational Therapy Internship I or II (6) 

OCTH 436/437 Occupational Therapy Internship II or III (6/4-6) 

PORTFOLIO REVIEW/ADVANCEMENT TO GRADUATE 
STUDENT STATUS 



Summer 
OCTH 611 
PSYC 687 



Advanced Theory and Philosophy of Occupation (3) 
Advanced Experimental Design I (3) 



Seventh Term (Fall) 



OCTH 603 
OCTH 612 

OCTH 613 



Minimester 



Issues in Occupational Therapy (3) 

Occupational Therapy Health Promotion Initiatives in the 

Community; Clinical (3) 

Advanced Research Methods in Occupation-Based 

Practice (3) 



'Graduate elective (3) 
"Graduate elective (3) 



Eighth Term (Spring) 

OCTH 678 Assessment Through the Lifespan (3) 

OCTH 781 Graduate Semmar (3) 

"Graduate elective (3) 

"Graduate elective (3) 

Summer 

OCTH 880 Graduate Project (3) 

"Graduate elective (3) 
'Graduate electives may be taken where indicated. 



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All OT students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 24 
months foUowmg completion of academic preparation. There is an 
accelerated option that allows students to graduate at the end of 
the eighth term (spring) rather than summer. 

In addition to the above courses, students are required to com- 
plete all GenEd requirements during regular terms or summer ses- 
sions. Students must complete all GenEds by the end of the fifth 
term of the program. 

Students in this program may not take occupational therapy 
courses prior to the terms in which they are scheduled on this plan. 

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 
ASSISTANTS 

Certified occupational therapy assistants may ask to have courses 
taken in fulfillment of their degree reviewed to determine if any of 
these courses may substitute for required 200-level courses in the 
Occupational Therapy Program of study at Towson University. 
Depending upon type and number of courses accepted as equiva- 
lent to TU courses, permission to complete the academic program 
in four terms of academic course work and six months of fieldwork 
may be granted. Students who wish to be considered for this option 
must notify the department in writing of their request and must 
provide course descriptions. 



MASTER OF SCIENCE IN 
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is designed for 
individuals with bachelor's degrees who are interested in assuming 
leadership roles in the profession and obtaining advanced educa- 
tion with emphasis on teaching, research or clinical practice. 
Specialization in Administration, Education, Gerontology, 
Pediatrics or other approved specialty areas is also offered. Those 
individuals who are not occupational therapists must be screened 
for admission to the pre-occupational therapy component of the 
program and must successfully complete prerequisite courses prior 
to enrolling in graduate degree program occupational therapy 
courses. For further information, consult the Graduate Catalog. 

DOCTOR OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL 
SCIENCE (Sc.D.) 

The applied doctoral degree in Occupational Science prepares cer- 
tified occupational therapists to teach and influence policy, and 
engage in applied research. Occupational science is the scientific 
study of human occupation related to the purposeful and meaning- 
ful activities that comprise everyday life experiences. The study of 
occupation involves the investigation of the relationship between 
humans' occupations and their health. This unique social science 
examines the capacity of humans to engage in occupation and 
develop healthy adaptive skills. The main emphasis of this doctoral 
program is to enhance the health of society by applying knowledge 
gained through the advanced study of occupational science and 
human behavior. For more information, consult the Graduate 
Catalog. 





The College of Liberal Arts 



The liberal arts are the core disciplines of the iiniversir\: those disciplines through which 
students explore and interpret what it means to be human, both as individuals and as members 
of groups. Study of the liberal arts frees us to think more clearly, to analyze and interpret infor- 
mation, to weigh points of view, to arrive at informed judgments about complex issues, and to 
appreciate the rich diversity of human culture. 

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to providing a comprehensive opportunity for 
undergraduate and graduate in.'itruclion. The liberal arts curriculum helps students develop the 
ability to analyze and interpret information and opinions objectively, form and express conclu- 
sions creatively, express themselves clearly, appreciate the wide diversity of human culture, and 
move comfortably in the world of ideas and values. Degree programs in the College of Liberal 
Arts emphasize professional career opportunities and interdisciplinary study, as well as more 
traditional theoretical aspects of the disciplines. 

Teaching 

While using effective traditional teaching methods. Towson has also been in the forefront 
of innovation in instruction. The college supports small classes, an emphasis on writing and 
personal attention to students. College of Liberal Arts faculty are in the forefront of curriculum 
innovation in writing instruction, in infusion of material on cultural diversity, and in the use of 
technology to expand and enrich learning. 

Scholarship 

Commitment to undergraduate education is reflected not only in teaching excellence, but 
also in the faculty's active involvement in scholarly activity and professional growth, including 
publications . presentations at professional meetings, and participation in regional, national, and 
international conferences and workshops. Opportunities also exist for students to become 
involved in collaborative research with faculry. further developing students' academic and per- 
sonal growth while providing new avenues for the College of Liberal Arts to meet the challenge 
of continued excellence in education. 

Service 

The College of Liberal Arts serves the metropolitan community in many ways, contributing 
to its cultural life and social progress. The departments, centers and institutes of the college 
develop creative partnerships with public and private enterprises that ensure the intellectual 
resources of the institution are fully engaged in ways that are mutually beneficial and serve the 
people of the Baltimore metropolitan area. Within the imiversity. faculry of the college serve on 
the essential committees, governing bodies, and task forces that promote the educational mis- 
sions of the university. 



Terry A. Coone> . Dean 

Irena S. M. Makarushka, Associate Dean 



Cultural Studies 

English 

Environmental Science and Studies 

Family Studies 

Eoreign Languages 

French 

German 

Spanish 
Geography and Environmental Planning 
Geography and Land Surveying 
History 
Interdisciplinary Studies 

African and African American Studies 
Minor 

American Studies 

Animal Behavior 

Asian Studies 

Busmess, Communication and the 
Liberal Arts Minor 

Classical Studies Minor 

Comparative Ethnic Studies Minor 

Irish Studies Minor 

Jewish Studies Minor 

Latin American Studies 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 
Studies Minor 
International Studies 
Law and American Civilization 
Metropolitan Studies 
Philosophy 
Political Science 
Prelaw 
Psycholog)' 
Religious Studies 
Social Sciences 
Sociology-Anthropology 

Sociology 

Anthropology 

Criminal Justice 
Women's Studies 



COLLEGE OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 108, 410-704-2128 

Fax:410-704-6392 

www.towson.edu/cla/ 



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Cultural Studies Program 

Director: Jennifer Ballengee (English) 

Affiliated Faculty: Peter Baker {English), David Bergman 

{English), Sam Collins (Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal 
Justice), Matthew Durington (Sociology, Anthropology and 
Criminal Justice), Doug Herman (Geography and 
Environ?nental Planning), Carolyn Hill {English), Susan Isaacs 
{Art), Peter Lev {Electronic Media and Film), Paul Miers 
{English), John Murungi {Philosophy and Religious Studies), 
Joshua Newman (Kinesiology), Gerald Phillips {Music), Paul 
Pojman (Philosophy and Religious Studies), Katia Sainson 
{Modern Languages), Deborah Shaller {English) 

OFFICE 

Lmthicum Hall 301F, 410-704-2657 
www.towson.edu/clst/ 

THE PROGRAM 

Cultural Studies is a growing field of inquiry that explores cultural 
practices m relation to history, economics, societ)-, and to other cul- 
tural productions. It examines even.'day life in whatever form it 
finds: arts, media, texts, performances, institutions, communica- 
tions, structures of power, and it looks at the ways we create, cir- 
culate and resist meanings. Cultural Studies programs cross disci- 
plines in order to engage contexts like gender and sexuality, class, 
race and ethnicit)', globalization and national identity. 

MAJOR IN CULTURAL STUDIES 

Majors in Cultural Studies must complete 42-45 units of course 
work drawn from throughout the curriculum of the universitv', 
including an introductory course (3 units) and core requirements 
(18 units), 18 units of elective courses distributed among four of 
the six focus areas for cultural study (Visual Culture, Performance 
Culture, Identity and Culture, Textuality and Culture, Science, 
Technology and Culture, and Perspectives in Cultural Studies) and 
a seminar and/or capstone experience. 

I. Introductory Course (3 units) 

CLST 201 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3) 

n. Core Courses (18 units) 

CLST 301 Perspectives in Global Culture (3) 

CLST 303 Identit)' and Culture (3) 

CLST 305 Textuality and Culture (3) 

CLST 307 Visual Culture (3) 

CLST 309 Performance Culture (3) 

CLST 311 Science, Technology and Culture (3) 

III. Electives (18 units) 

CLST 370-75 Topics in Cultural Studies (3) 

At least four courses from the following groups: 

A. Perspectives in Cultural Studies 

ANTH 346 Wealth, Power and Politics (3) 

ANTH 361 Controversies in Anthropology (3) 

ECON 321 History of Economic Thought (3) 

ENGL 270 The American Dream (3) 

B. Identity and Culture 

ANTH 321 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) 

ANTH 366 Indians of South America (3) 

ANTH 388 Peasant Cultures (3) 

ENGL 236 Sur\'ey of American Indian Literature 1772-Present (3) 

LGBT 101 Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies (3) 

PSYC 447 Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives (3) 

SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SPAN 312 Spanish Culture and Civilization 11 (3) 

WMST 332 Women's Culture and Creativity (3) 



C. Textuality and Culture 

ENGL 462 Modern Literary Theory (3) 

D. Visual Culture 

ARTH 207 Honors Seminar in Western An (3) 
ARTH 208 Honors Seminar in Non-Western An (3) 
ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance Art (3) 
ARTH 331 The Art of China ( 3 ) 
ARTH 333 The An of Japan (3) 
ARTH 335 African-American An (3) 
ARTH 337 .American An (3) 
ARTH 341 Women in An (3) 
ARTH 351 History of Photography (3) 
ARTH 485 Seminar (An and Theorv Post-1945 and 
20th-Centur>- Craft) (3) 

E. Performance Culture 

KNES 353 Sport and Society (3) 

KNES 357 Sport in Film (3) 

KNES 349 The .Modern Olvmpic Games (3) 

SOCI 2 1 Sociology of Sport ( 3 ) 

THEA 303 Cultural Diversit)- in Contemporary Theatre (3) 

THEA 307 Theories of Theatre (3) 

WMST 338 Women and Se.xualit\- (3) 

F. Science, Technologv and Culture 

NURS 406 Multicultural Health Care (3) 
WMST 336 Women and Medicine (3) 
WRIT 335 Ethics in the Physical Sciences (3) 

rV. Seminar and/or Capstone Experience (3-6 units) 
Students have three options to choose from to fulfill this stage of 
the Cultural Studies Program. In all options, the student will 
research and write a major essay or report and exhibit an integrated 
knowledge of cultural studies. First, students may participate in an 
internship in the workplace approved and supervised by the direc- 
tor of the Cultural Studies Program. Second, the student may 
enroll in a senior seminar which will focus on an aspect of cultur- 
al studies. Third, the student may engage in independent study 
approved by the Cultural Studies director. 

MINOR IN CULTURAL STUDIES 

The minor in Cultural Studies is designed to enhance and supple- 
ment students' studies in a number of other areas, including 
anthropology, education, English, and mass communication. In 
these areas of study, the fundamental questions posed by cultural 
studies give students a broader, more critical look at the interac- 
tions between their fields of study and society as a whole. It may 
also provide a useful complement to any undergraduate program 
of study. 

The Program 

Students minoring in Cultural Studies must complete 18 units, 
including the introductory course (3 units) and three of the 
Electives — Group I (9 units), and two Electives — Group II, one 
of which must be upper-level. Students must earn a grade equiva- 
lent of 2.00 or higher in all courses in the minor. 

Introductory Course (3 units) 

CLST 101 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3) 

Electives — Group 1 (9 units) 

Three courses from the follouing: 

CLST 301 Perspectives in Global Culture (3) 

CLST 303 Identity and Culture (3) 

CLST 305 Tcxtualitv and Culture (3) 

CLST 307 Visual Culture (3) 

CLST 309 Performance Culture (3) 

CLST 311 Science, Technology and Culture (3) 



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Electives — Group II (6 units) 

Two courses from the following, one of which must be tipper-level: 

ANTH 321 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) 

ANTH 346 Wealth, Power and Politics (3) 

ANTH 361 Controversies in Anthropology (3) 

ANTH 366 Indians of South America (3) 

ANTH 388 Peasant Cultures (3) 

ARTH 207 Honors Seminar in Western Art (3) 

ARTH 208 Honors Seminar in Non-Western Art (3) 

ARTH 3 1 1 Northern Renaissance An (3) 

ARTH 331 The Art of Chma (3) 

ARTH 333 The Art of Japan (3) 

ARTH 335 African-American Art (3) 

ARTH 337 .American Art (3) 

ARTH 341 Women m Art (3) 

ARTH 35 1 History of Photography (3) 

CLST 370-75 Topics in Cultural Studies (3) 

ECON 321 History of Economic Thought (3) 

ENGL 236 Survey of American Indian Literature, 

1772-Present (3) 

ENGL 270 The American Dream (3) 

ENGL 462 Modern Literary Theory (3) 

IDIS 101 Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Society (3) 

KNES 357 Sport in Film (3) 

KNES 349 The Modern Olympic Games (3) 

NURS 406 Multicultural Health Care (3) 

PSYC209 Consumer Behavior (3) 

PSYC 447 Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives (3) 

SOCl 210 Sociology of Sport (3) 

SOCl 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SPAN 312 Spanish Culture and Civilization I (3) 

THEA 303 Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theatre (3) 

THEA30" Theories of Theatre (3) 

WMST 332 Women's Culture and Creativity (3) 

WMST 336 Women and Medicine (3) 

WMST 338 Women and Sexuality (3) 

WRIT 335 Ethics in the Physical Sciences (3) 




Department of English 

Professors: G. Scott Allen, Evelyn Avery, Peter Baker, Carl Behm, 
David Bergman, Paul Douglas, Edwin Duncan {Chair), John 
Gissendanner, H. George Hahn, Clarinda Harriss, Carolyn 
Hill, Harvey Lillywhite, Florence Newman, Jacqueline Wilkotz 

Associate Professors: Lena Ampadu (Assistant Chair), Barbara 
Bass, Geoffrey Becker, Frances Botkin, John Connolly, K 
Edgington, Linda Mahin, Paul Miers, John Tinkler, Gary Wood 

Assistant Professors: Jennifer Ballengee, Cheryl Brown, 
Christopher Cain, David Dayton, Lili Fox-Velez, W. Dana 
Phillips, Mariana Portolano 

Instructors: Margaret Benner, Carol Pippen, Deborah Shaller 

Lecturers: Alan Britt, Jack Carneal, Karen Clark, Steven Heaney, 
Damans Hill, Tina Kelleher, Emily Manus, Reiner Prochaska, 
Julie Reiser, Susy Sayre, Gregory Seagle, Holly Sneeringer, 
Carol Quinn, Gina West 

Part-time Faculty: Joan Allen, Lynda Anozie, Sue Bergamy- 
Willinger, Gary Blankenburg, Ellen Blumner, Melvin Brown, 
Warren Buitendorp, Vivia Chang, James Curran, Joseph Davis, 
Judith DeCraene, Lynne Dowell, Amy Fink, John Flynn, Eric 
Hallengren, Wallace Johnson, Mike Keating, Anthony Mafale, 
Mark Panos, Charles Pugh, Nathan Rose, Diane Scharper, 
Althea Tait 

OFFICE 

Lmthicum Hall 218K, 410-704-2871 
Fax: 410-704-3999 
www.towson .edu/english 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

English offers students pleasure and profit, wit and wisdom, a 
sense of history and a vision of the future. English students know 
the delight of reading the best of British and American literature — 
authors as diverse as Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson, Edgar 
Allan Poe and Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin and John Donne. 
The Department of English provides several programs tailored to 
diverse needs. Students majoring in English can concentrate in 
Writing, Literature or Secondary Education. Students pursuing 
other majors can minor in English, Creative Writing or World 
Literature. 

Each English major or minor chooses or is assigned a faculty 
adviser, who assists the student in creating an individual program 
of study best suited to the student's interest and abilities. The flex- 
ibility of all programs, including majors and minors, allows the 
student a wide choice of courses within the department and possi- 
bilities for coordinating a program with another academic depart- 
ment. 

The Department of English oversees the master's in Professional 
Writing program, offering unique post-baccalaureate opportunities 
for English majors and minors interested in pursuing careers in 
creative writing, technical writing, editing, public relations and 
teaching writing at the community college level. Geoffrey Becker, 
410-704-5196, coordinates the program. 



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MAJOR IN ENGLISH 

English majors musr complete 42 units, and each course must be 
completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

Core Requirements (21 units) 

I. Foundation Courses (12 units) 

ENGL 200 Introduction to Studying English (3) 

ENGL 22 1 British Literature to 'r98 ( 3 ) 

ENGL 222 British Literature since 1798 (3) 

ENGL 300 Literary' Research and Applied Criticism (3) 

Students are to take ENGL 200 and ENGL 300 prior to taking 
upper-level courses in the major. 

n. American Literature (3 units) 

One of the followi'ig: 

ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature (3) 
ENGL 231 American Literature to 1865 (3) 
ENGL 232 American Literature since 1865 (3) 

m. Shakespeare (3 units) 

One of the folloivmg: 

ENGL 426 Topics in Shakespeare Studies (3) 
ENGL 427 Shakespearean Comedies (3) 
ENGL 428 Shakespearean Tragedies (3) 

Secondary Education Concentration majors need the approval of 
their advisers to take ENGL 426. 

rV. Capstone Experience (3 units) 

One of the following in the final year: 

ENGL 485-6 Seminar in English Studies (3) 
ENGL 498 English Internship as Capstone (3) 
ENGL 499 Honors Thesis (3) 

LITERATURE TRACK (21 units) 



WRITING TRACK (21 units) 

I. Language or Criticism (3 units) 

ENGL 416 Editing 

Or 
one of the following: 

ENGL 350 Comparative Grammar (3) 

ENGL 351 Historical Linguistics (3) 

ENGL 353 History- of American English (3) 

ENGL 451 History' of the English Language (3) 

ENGL 452 Structure of the English Language (3) 

ENGL 461 History of Literary Criticism (3) 

ENGL 462 Modern Literary Theory (3) 

ENGL 475 Topics in Linguistics (3) 

n. Workshop or Studio Courses (12 units) 

A. At least one of the following: 
ENGL 310 Writing .Argument ( 3 ) 
ENGL 313 Academic Essay (3) 
ENGL 315 Literary Essay (3) 

ENGL 316 Writing about Literature (3) 
WMST 333 Women's Words, Women's Lives (3) 

B. Up to three of the following: 
ENGL 311 Writing Poetn- (3) 
ENGL 312 Writing Fiction (3) 

ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (3) 

ENGL 318 Advanced Informational Writing (3) 

ENGL 411 Advanced Writing Poetry ( 3 ) 

ENGL 412 Advanced Writing Fiction (3) 

ENGL 417-19 Topics in Writing (3) 

m. Electives (6 units) 

These must he at the 300 or 400 level, and at least 3 units must be 
a literature course, not including ENGL 490. It is strongly recom- 
mended that majors fulfill the GenEd ILj.C. requirement with an 
English course, i.e. one of the following: 233, 234, 235, 239, 247 
or 253. 



I. Linguistics (3 units) 

One of the following: 

ENGL 350 Comparative Grammar (3) 
ENGL 351 Historical Linguistics (3) 
ENGL 353 History of American English (3) 
ENGL 451 History of the English Language (3) 
ENGL 452 Structure of the English Language (3) 
ENGL 475 Topics in Linguistics (3) 

n. Literary Criticism (3 units) 

One of the following: 

ENGL 461 History of Literary Criticism (3) 
ENGL 462 Modem Literary Theory (3) 
ENGL 463 Semiotics (3) 

ni. Workshop or Studio Courses (3 units) 
One of the following: 

ENGL 3 1 Writing Argument ( 3 ) 

ENGL 313 Academic Essay (3) 

ENGL 315 Literary Essay (3) 

ENGL 316 Writing about Literature (3) 

WMST iii Women's Words, Women's Lives (3) 

IV. Electives (12 units) 

Nine units must be at the 300 or 400 level, and 6 units must be lit- 
erature courses, not including ENGL 490. It is strongly recom- 
mended that majors fulfill the GenEd II.3.C. requirement with an 
English course, i.e., one of the following: 233, 234, 235, 239, 247 
or 253. 



SECONDARY EDUCATION TRACK (21 units) 

I. Diversity in American Literature (3 units) 

One of the following: 

ENGL 233 African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 234 Major Writers in African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 235 Ethnic American Literature (3) 

ENGL 236 American Indian Literature (3) 

ENGL 239 Modern Jewish Literature (3) 

ENGL 471-477Topics in Literature (when appropriate) (3) 

n. Linguistics and Grammar (6 units) 

A. Grammar: 

ENGL 251 .\pplied Grammar (3) 
Students who place out of this course through departmental examination 
are to take in its place an upper-division elective in literature. 

B. One of the following: 

ENGL 350 Comparative Grammar (3) 

ENGL 351 Historical Linguistics (3) 

ENGL 353 History of American English (3) 

ENGL 45! History of the English Language (3) 

ENGL 452 Structure of the English Language (3) 

ENGL 475 Topics in Linguistics (3) 

ni. World Literature/Non- Western Literature (3 units) 

ENGL 243 Introduction to Classical Mythology (3) 

ENGL 244 World Folklore (3) 

ENGL 248 Literature of the Global Experience (3) 

ENGL 341 History and Literature of the Old Testament (3) 

ENGL 342 Folklore and Literature (3) 

ENGL 343 Myth and Literature (3) 

ENGL 347 World Literature Written in English (3) 



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rV'. Advanced Writing (3 units) 
One of the following: 

ENGL 310 Writing Argument (3) 

ENGL 3 1 3 Academic Essay ( 3 ) 

ENGL 315 Literary Essay (3) 

ENGL 316 Writing about Literature (3) 

WMST 333 Women's Words, Women's Lives (3) 

V. Textual Analysis (3 units) 

ENGL 463 Semiotics (3) 

W. Electives (3 units, 300- or 400-level) 

Students in the Secondary' Education program should be aware of 
the formal admission requirements for Secondary Education, and 
should determine what coiu'ses are permitted before formal admis- 
sion. (See the Department of Secondary Education section of this 
catalog.) 

MDVOR IN CREATIVE WRITING 

Recognizing that all good writing is an act of imagination, order- 
ing, and synthesis that transcends subject-maner boundaries, the 
Creative Writing minor is designed for students with academic con- 
centrations outside the field of English who desire to develop their 
present writing skills beyond those specifically geared to their cho- 
sen disciplines, and to do this under the supervision of profession- 
al writers. 

Students minoring in Creative Writing must complete 24 units 
with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. At least 
15 units must be earned at the 300-400 level. Courses should be 
selected in consultation with the student's minor adviser in the 
Department of Enghsh. Students are encouraged to complete 
ENGL 102 as soon as possible. 

Core Requirements (12-15 units) 

Select at least four courses in creative writing from the following: 

ENGL 283 Introduction to Creative Writing (3) 

ENGL 3 1 1 Writing Poetry (3) 

ENGL 312 Writing Fiction (3) 

ENGL 315 Literary Essay (3) 

(recommended for students who do not fulfill the GenEd 

LD. requirement with a course in their major) 
ENGL 4 1 1 Advanced Poetry Writing ( 3 ) 
ENGL 412 Advanced Fiction Writing (3) 
ENGL 417 Topics in Writing (3) 

(may be selected only when the topic pertains to 

creative writing) 
ENGL 490 Independent Study (3) 

(may be selected only when the topic pertains to 

creative writing) 

Formal Study of a Genie (3 units) 

Select one course from the followmg: 
ENGL 261 Tradition and Form in Western Poetry (3) 
ENGL 263 Tradition and Form in Western Fiction (3) 
ENGL 265 Tradition and Form in Western Drama (3) 

Literature Courses (6-9 units) 

Select at least two courses in literature. One of these courses must 
be at the 300-400 level. 

MINOR IN ENGLISH 

Students must complete 24 units with a grade equiv-alent of 2.00 or 
higher in each course, including ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal 
Education, 6 units of 200-level courses, 6 units of upper- or lower- 
level courses, and 9 units of upper-level courses. No specific courses 
or blocks of courses are stipulated for the minor; each student 
works with a departmental adviser to design a coherent and pur- 
poseful individual program. 



MINOR IN WORLD LFTERATURE 

Students minoring in World Literature must complete 24 units with 
a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. Twelve units 
must be taken at the 300-400 level. Courses should be selected in 
consultation with students' Department of English minor advisers. 

Core Requirements (9 units) 

ENGL 102 Writing tor a Liberal Education (3) 



Honors Writing Seminar (3) 
Classics of the Western Heritage (3) 
Literature of the Global E.xperience (3) 

following courses (9 units) 

Post-Colonial Literature (3) 

Folklore and Literature (3) 

Myth and Literature (3) 

Continental Drama (3) 

World Literature Written in English (3) 

Themes in Literature (when the subject is appropriate) (3) 

Modern World Poetry (3) 

Modem Fiction to World War 11 (3) 

Modem Fiction since World War II (3) 

Short Fiction in World Literature (3) 

History of Literary Criticism (3) 

Modern Literary Theory (3) 

Topics in World Literature (3) 



Electives 

Electives may be chosen from the courses listed above or from 
other courses in British and American literature, folklore, mythol- 
ogy, ethnic literature or literary criticism selected in consultation 
with the student's minor adviser. With the permission of the minor 
adviser and the Department of English chairperson, up to 6 units 
may be taken in literature courses taught in a foreign language. 
These courses are offered through the Department of Modern 
Languages; course descriptions may be found under the listings for 
the specific language. 

The Portfolio 

Students may be asked in their senior year to submit portfolios of 
a few papers that cover their years in the major. These portfolios 
are used anonymously to learn how well the major is working for 
its students. Students themselves will not be assessed; their stand- 
ing will not be affected in any way. The English program will be 
assessing itself through what it finds students are learning. 



ENGL 190 


ENGL 240 


ENGL 248 


Three of the 


ENGL 336 


ENGL 342 


ENGL 343 


ENGL 344 


ENGL 347 


ENGL 373-9 


ENGL 439 


ENGL 441 


ENGL 442 


ENGL 443 


ENGL 461 


ENGL 462 


ENGL 471 



COURSE PREREQUISFTES 

Course prerequisites are noted in the course descriptions, 
department strictly enforces prerequisites. 



The 



MEETING GENERAL EDUCATION 
REQUIREMENTS/COMPETENCY 

Every student in the university must complete ENGL 102 or ENGL 
190 with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course to satisfy 
the GenEd I. A. requirement. 

Students may take additional courses to complete GenEd 
requirements. Many 200-level and some 300-level courses fulfill 
GenEd requirements. 

Philosophy, art, history, speech and theatre GenEd courses pro- 
vide especially effective background for an English major. Students 
are encouraged to select elective courses in these areas in addition 
to those which fulfill GenEd requirements. 

Students mav select anv of the following advanced writing cours- 
es to fulfill GenEd I.D.: ENGL 310; ENGL 313; ENGL 315; ENGL 
316; ENGL 317; ENGL 318. Students may, of course, take addi- 
tional elective units in English. 

Some students will be required to complete special competency 
courses in language and writing in addition to meeting GenEd 
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language may be required to complete courses in English as a 
Second Language as a prerequisite to enrollment in ENGL 102 
Writing for a Liberal Education (see International Undergraduate 
Admissions). Students whose entering scores indicate they need 
additional preparation to meet the standards of college-level expos- 
itory writing will be required to complete DVWR 101 Preparation 
for College Writing, as prerequisite to enrollment in ENGL 102. 
Students must earn a grade of S or a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher in the Developmental Writing course they are required to 
take before they are eligible to enroll in ENGL 102. See the 
Academic Achievement Center section in Academic Resources. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

The Department of English accepts English credits from accredited 
colleges and universities. However, to meet GenEd requirements, 
students must either present 3 transfer credits in a college-level 
composition course, with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher, or 
earn a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in ENGL 102 or ENGL 
190 at Towson University. Students registering in the department's 
major and minor programs must complete a minimum of 12 units 
in Department of English offerings at Towson University. 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND CREDIT FOR 
PRIOR LEARNING 

The department awards units through the Advanced Placement 
Program of the university. Also, a selected number of entering 
freshmen are placed in ENGL 190 rather than ENGL 102. The 
department offers units for most courses, other than upper-level 
writing courses, through the Credit for Prior Learning Program. 
Students applying for credit under this program complete an exam- 
mation, an interview and at least one paper in the area. 

ENGLISH HONORS AND ACTIVITIES 

The department participates in the Honors Program. As a member 
of the Honors College, the department offers a number of intensive 
introductory seminars for qualified students. It also sponsors 
departmental honors whereby students pursue independent study 
leading to the completion of a thesis. Students interested in depart- 
mental honors should consult the chair of the department no later 
than the first term of their junior year. Honors are designated on 
the graduate's transcript and diploma. 

By a vote of the English faculty, the outstanding graduate in the 
department receives the Gerry Buettner Award at Commencement. 
By departmental vote, the Fil Dowling Award goes to the year's 
outstanding English Education major. By selection of the joint 
English/Women's Studies committee, the Frank W. Guess Award is 
given to the year's outstanding portfolio of student writing. By 
selection of the English department committee, the Margery W. 
Harriss "Great Starts" Award is presented to the year's outstand- 
ing portfolio of first-year writing (ENGL 102 or ENGL 190). 

Lambda Iota Tau is the national literary honor society with a 
chapter in the department, and the English Club is an informal 
association of majors, minors and professors who meet to exchange 
ideas about literature. 

Students may publish in the Towson University literary publication 
Grub Street. 

DOUBLE MAJOR PROGRAM 

Students who major in one of the other programs of the universi- 
ty but feel a strong interest in language, literature or writing are 
urged to explore the value of completing a double major with their 
adviser or with the chair of the Department of English. 



Environmental Science and 
Studies Program 

Director: Jane L. Wolfson 

Affiliated Faculty, Environmental Studies: Daniel Agley (Health 
Science), Kent Barnes (Geography and Environmental Planning), 
Robert Blake (Elementary Education), Lillian Carter (Health 
Science), James Dorn (Economics), Kang Shou Lu (Geography 
and Environmental Planning), Toni Marzotto (Political Science), 
Jeffrey Michael (Economics), John Morgan (Geography and 
Environmental Planning), Dennis Muniak (Political Science), 
Harvey Paul (Economics), Paul Pojman (Philosophy and 
Religious Studies), Thomas Rhoads (Economics), Martin 
Roberge (Geography and Environmental Planning), Robert 
Rook (History), Stephen Scales (Philosophy and Religious 
Studies), Ralph Scott (Geography and Environmental Planning), 
Timothy Sullivan (Economics) 

Affiliated Faculty, Environmental Science: Harald Beck (Biological 
Sciences), Rachel Burks (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences), 
Ryan Casey (Chemistry), Nordulf Debye (Chemistry), Brian Path 
(Biological Sciences), Jonathan Filer (Physics, Astronomy and 
Geosciences), Donald Forester (Biological Sciences), Susan 
Gresens (Biological Sciences), Sarah Haines (Biological 
Sciences), James Hull (Biological Sciences), Scott Johnson 
(Biological Sciences), David Larkin (Chemistry), Steven Lev 
(Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences), Clare Muhoro 
(Chemistry), Jay Nelson (Biological Sciences), Roland Roberts 
(Biological Sciences), Gerald Robinson (Biological Sciences), Lev 
Ryzhkov (Chemistry), Erik Scully (Biological Sciences), Richard 
Seigel (Biological Sciences), Colleen Sinclair (Biological 
Sciences), Joel Snodgrass (Biological Sciences), David Vanko 
(Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences), Jane Wolfson (Biological 
Sciences) 

OFFICE 

Smith Hall 348, 410-704-4920 

Fax:410-704-2604 

www.towson.edu/ess 

THE PROGRAM 

The Environmental Science and Studies Program has two primary 
educational objectives. One is to provide the fundamental scientif- 
ic, technical and social knowledge that program graduates will 
need to assess, plan, evaluate and communicate environmental con- 
cerns, particularly those confronting metropolitan regions. The sec- 
ond is to instill the wide range of cognitive skills and content mas- 
tery that students will need to effectively analyze environmental 
issues, propose realistic plans for solving environmental problems 
at local, regional and national levels, or bring improved under- 
standing of these issues to others through informal environmental 
education programs. 

The core requirements of the program are structured to meet 
these two objectives and include mathematical and scientific foun- 
dations as well as extensive interdisciplinary study related to envi- 
ronmental issues. The upper-level courses integrate the student's 
program of study and provide hands-on practice in an environ- 
mental field. The environmental problems addressed in many class- 
es and seminars will focus on the adjacent urban/suburban region 
and its impact on the surrounding environment. 

Most environmental problems resist solutions from any single 
discipline and environmental education programs need to reflect 
the complexity of the environmental processes they present. 
Therefore the program utilizes a rigorous interdisciplinary 
approach. The curriculum draws upon the expertise of faculty in 
the areas of biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, environmen- 
tal ethics and values, public policy, science education, economics, 
geography, public health and social change. 



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MAJOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND 

STUDIES 

The Environmental Science and Studies Program has two concen- 
trations: Environmental Studies and Environmental Science. There 
is considerable overlap in the core courses between the two con- 
centrations. As students progress though the program, they begin 
to specialize in their area of greatest interest. During the senior year 
students in both concentrations are involved in course work that 
emphasizes application of concepts to real-world problems. The 
Environmental Studies Concentration is described below. For infor- 
mation about the Environmental Science Concentration, see the 
College of Science and Mathematics. 

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION 

After completing 37-39 units in common core requirements, stu- 
dents m the Environmental Studies Concentration complete an 
additional 33-42 units as they complete one of five tracks. The 
tracks are: Environmental Geographical Analysis, Environmental 
Policy/Management, Environmental Health, Directed 
Environmental Studies or Informal Environmental Education. All 
students in the program will complete a common core of course 
work establishing the scientific principles and mathematical skills 
needed as a foundation for more specialized study. They also will 
complete additional courses in the social sciences, an upper-level 
internship or research course and additional course work appro- 
priate to the selected track. Of the total units in program require- 
ments, a minimum of 23 may be used to fulfill GenEd requirements 
(identified by an asterisk following the course number), effectively 
reducing the number of units that apply solely to the 
Environmental Science and Studies major. 

Core Requirements (37-39 units) 

Natural Sciences (16 units) 

BIOL 20 1 ' Cellular Biology and Genetics (4) 

BIOL 202* Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (4) 

CHEM 104" Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (4) 

GEOL 121' Physical Geology (4) 

Mathematics and Statistics (6-8 units) 

One of the following: 

MATH 119'- Pre-Calculus (4) 

MATH 211' Calculus for Applications (3) 

One of the following: 

MATH 23 P Basic Statistics (3) 

MATH 237" Elementary Biostatistics (4) 

GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) 

ECON 205" Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 

Advanced Writing Course (3 units) 

One of the following: 

ENGL 318" Advanced Informational Writing (3) 
ENVS 337" The Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed (3) 
GEOG 383" Natural Resources and Society (3) 

Environmental Geography, Ethics and Health (12 units) 
GEOG 1 1 * Physical Geography ( 3 ) 

GEOG 410 Environmental Geography (3) 

HLTH 451 Ecological Aspects of Health (3) 

PHIL 255" Environmental Ethics (3) 

"Courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. 

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS TRACK 

(33 units) 

Required Courses (18 units) 

ECON 201" Microeconomic Principles (3) 

ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) 

or 
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) 



POSC 103* American National Government (3) 

or 
POSC 207* State Government (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

ENVS 482 Environmental Research (3) 

or 
ENVS 485 Environmental Internship (3) 

ENVS 491 Senior Seminar (3) 

Electives (15 units) 

Students complete aU the following courses and one additional course 

from any environmental studies track. 

GEOG 221 Map Interpretation (3) 

GEOG 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) 

GEOG 416 Principles of Remote Sensing and Digital Image 

Processing (3) 
GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analysis (3) 

"Courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. 

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY/MANAGEMENT TRACK 

(33 units) 

Required Courses (18 units) 

ECON 201* 
ECON 375 



Microeconomic Principles (3) 
Environmental Economics (3) 



ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) 

POSC 103" American National Government (3) 

or 
POSC 207* State Government (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

ENVS 482 Environmental Research (3) 

or 
ENVS 485 Environmental Internship (3) 

ENVS 491 Senior Seminar (3) 

Electives (15 units) 

Any five courses selected from the follou'ing list: 
BIOL 306 Human Ecology and Sustainability 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 
ECON 337 Public Finance (3) 
ECON 351 Urban Economics (3) 
ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) 

(if not taken as part of core) 
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) 

(if not taken as part of core) 
ECON 470-9 Topics in Economics (3) (with approval of program 

director) 
PHIL 319* Science, Technology and Values (3) 
POSC 470-9 Special Topics in Political Science (3) (with approval of 

program director) 
POSC 481 Seminar: Public Policy Analysis (3) 

or 
POSC 488 Seminar: Selected Topics in Public Policy (3) 

WMST 310 Women, Development and the Environment (3) 

"Courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TRACK (33 units) 
Required Courses (18 units) 

ECON 201" Microeconomic Principles (3) 

ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) 

or 
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) 

POSC 103" American National Government (3) 

or 
POSC 207" State Government (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

ENVS 482 Environmental Research (3) 

or 
ENVS 485 Environmental Internship (3) 

ENVS 491 Senior Seminar (3) 



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Electives (15 units) 

Any five courses from the following: 
GEOG 329 Medical Geography (3) 
GEOG 385 Population Geography (3) 

or 
SOCI 329 Demography (3) 

GEOG 411 Studies in Natural Hazards (3) 
GEOG 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) 
GEOG 470 Seminar: Selected Topics m Medical Geography (3) 
HLTH 435 Epidemiological Aspects of Disease and Environmental 

Health (3) 
POSC 488 Seminar: Public Policy Analysis (3) 

WMST 370 Women, Development and the Environment (3) 

'Courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. 

DIRECTED ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES TRACK (33 units) 
All students selecting this track should, in consultation with their 
adviser, develop a coherent course of study that includes five elec- 
tives. This list of courses, to be identified late in the sophomore 
year, is submitted to the program director for approval. Students 
complete 15 units of environmental studies electives selected from 
among the electives listed above and those listed below. 

Required Courses (18 units) 

ECON 201* Microeconomic Principles (3) 

ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) 

or 
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) 

POSC 103* American National Government (3) 

or 
POSC 207* State Government ( 3 ) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

ENVS 482 Environmental Research 



ENVS 485 
ENVS 491 



Environmental Internship 
Senior Seminar 



Students complete 15 additional units selected from among the list of 
environmental studies electives in any of the tracks. 

Environmental Studies Electives 

BIOL 306* Human Ecology and Sustainability 

GEOG 319 Soils and Vegetation (3) 

GEOG 383 Natural Resources and Society (3) (if not taken as part 

of the core) 

GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure Planning (3) 

GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning (3) 

GEOG 411 Studies m Natural Hazards (3) 

GEOG 414 GIS Application (3) 

GEOG 484 Land Use Planning (3) 

GEOG 495 Directed Readings (3) 

GEOG 496 Independent Research (3) 

HLTH 491 Health Directed Readings (3) 

PHIL 380 Eco-Philosophy (3) 

POSC 305 Urban Government (3) 

POSC 375 Public Administration (3) 

PSYC 341 Environmental Psychology (3) 

SOCI 329 Demography (3) 

WMST 370 Women, Development and the Environment (3) 



One two-course sequence in one discipline consisting of one lower-level 
and one upper-level course: 

ECON 201* Microeconomic Principles (3) 

ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) 
or 

ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) 

POSC 103* American National Government (3) 
or 

POSC 207* State Government (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

One of the following: 

BIOL 402 Ecology (4) 

BIOL 435 Plant Ecology(4) 

Electives (10-12 units) 

Select three of the following: 

BIOL 306* Human Ecology and Sustainability (3) 

BIOL 353 Invertebrate Zoology (4) 

BIOL 432 Vascular Plant Taxonomy (4) 

BIOL 455 Fish Biology (4) 

BIOL 456 Ornithology (4) 

BIOL 458 Mammalogy (4) 

BIOL 461 Entomology (4) 

BIOL 467 Herpetology (4) 

GEOG319 Soilsand Vegetation ( 3 ) 

GEOL 305 Environmental Geology (4) 

"Courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. 

MINOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND 
STUDIES 

Students may minor in Environmental Science and Studies by tak- 
ing five key core courses and fulfilling an additional 6-8 unit 
requirement for the minor (21-23 units total). 

All students minoring in Environmental Science and Studies take 
the following five core courses for a total of 15 units. Some of these 
courses have General Education prerequisites. 
ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) 

or 
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) 

GEOG 410 Environmental Geography (3) 

HLTH 45 1 Ecological Aspects of Health (3) 

PHIL 255* Environmental Ethics (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

Science majors who minor in Environmental Science and Studies 
take two additional 3-unit elective courses from the list of environ- 
mental studies electives. Total unit requirement for the minor for 
science majors is 21 units. 

Non-science majors who minor in Environmental Science and 
Studies take 8 units in the environmental sciences. A one-year 
sequence in a science with lab (8 units) selected from the environ- 
mental sciences (BIOL 201-202, CHEM 110-111, GEOL 121 and 
GEOL 305) satisfies this requirement. Total unit requirement for 
the minor for non-science majors is 23 units. 

*Courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. 



'Courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. 

INFORMAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (40-42 units) 
Required Courses (30 units) 

BIOL 205 
BIOL 207 
BIOL 301 
BIOL 304 



SCIE 380 
ENVS 485 



Botany (4) 

Zoology (4) 

Field and Natural Science (3) 

Natural History Interpretation and Public Education 

(3) 

Methods of Teaching Science (3) 

Environmental Internship (3) 



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Department of Family Studies and 
Community Development 

Professors: Karen Goldrich Eskow (Chair) 
Assistant Professors: Goldie Morton, Linda Oravecz 
Clinical Assistant Professors: Gina Costa, Lisa Martinelli 
Lecturers: Linda Stone, Ann Rothschild 

Affiliated Faculty: Susan Battels (School Psychology), Donna Cox 
(Health Science), Marion Hughes (Sociology, Anthropology 
and Criminal Justice), Edyth Wheeler (Early Childhood 
Education) 

OFFICE 

Lmthicum Hall 002, 410-704-5851 
http://pages.towson.edu/fmst 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Family Studies and Community Development 
offers a major m Family Studies with tracks in Family and Human 
Services, Services to Children, and Child Life; and a minor in 
Family Studies. 

The Family Studies Program provides students with academic and 
clinical experiences related to the study and application of individ- 
ual and family development across the hfe span with an additional 
emphasis on human sers'ice education. Academic preparation 
includes family life methodology, theories of family functioning, 
dynamics within families and interaction between families and the 
larger social context. The curriculum emphasizes civic engagement 
through service learning. Service learning involves a process of 
preparation for commumtv' experiences, participation in the com- 
munitv' and integration of the academic preparation and commu- 
nit>' participation. The integration process involves self-reflection 
as well as self-discoven,-, including understanding of values, skills 
and content. Communitv' participation is required in several core 
courses throughout the curriculum. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

The department offers a Master of Science in Human Resource 
Development, and a Post-baccalaureate Cenificate in Family- 
Professional Collaboration. See the Graduate Catalog for details. 

MAJOR IN FAMILY STUDIES 

Majors in Family Studies complete 57-73 units of course work 
depending on the track of study the student selects. Students com- 
plete 39-40 units in the core curriculum. For each track, they com- 
plete additional track-specific courses and electives. Core require- 
ments include a sequence of focused communitv' courses including: 
FMST 201 Preparation; FMST 387 Preparation and Participation; 
FMST 397 Internship-Preparation, Participation and Integration; 
and FMST 490 Integration. The units of internship requirements 
are specified by each track. Students must maintain a 2.00 GPA or 
better in all courses required for the major and must meet Towson 
University' requirements for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts or 
Bachelor of Science degree. 

Prerequisites for Courses in the Major 

The following courses are prerequisites for courses required in the 
major The 100-level courses should be taken early in the student's 
academic studies, and PSYC 212 must be taken prior to FMST 485. 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) (GenEd I.A.) 

or 
ENGL 190 Honors Writing Seminar (3) iGenEd LA.) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) (GenEd II.C.2.) 

SOCI 101 Imroduaion to Sociology (3) (GenEd II.C.2.) 

PSYC 212 Behavioral Statistics (3) (GenEd I.C.) 

or equivalent course approved by department chair 



Required Core Courses (39-40 units) 

FMST 101 Introduction to Familv Studies (3) (GenEd n.C.2.) 

FMST 201 Family Resources (3| (GenEd II.B.3.) 

FMST 297 Introduction to Human Ser\ice Internship 

FMST 301 Family Relationships (3) 

FMST 302 Theories of Family Functioning (3) 

FMST 303 Trends in Contemporan- Familv Life (3) 

FMST 380 Family Law. (3) 

FMST 387 Communit)' Services for Families (3) 

FMST 485 Writing and Research Methods in Family Studies (3) 

(GenEd I.D.) 
FMST 490 Senior Seminar (3) 

PSYC 203 Human Development (3) 

or 
OCTH 216 Life Span Adaption and Occupation (4)' 

HLTH 220 Se.x-ualitT,' in a Diverse Societv- (3) (GenEd II.C.3.) 

EDUC201 The Parenting Process (3) 

'recommended for students completing academic preparation for Child 
Life Specialist 

Family Life Educator Certification 

Completion of the core course work above prepares the student for 
provisional certification as a Famdy Life Educator (CFLE). A stu- 
dent may become fully certified by completing two years of family 
life work experience following graduation. The CFLE credential is 
administered through the National Council on Family Relations. 

Family and Human Services Track (24 units) 

Required Course (3 units) 

PSYC 205 Introducnon to the Helping Relationship (3) 

Required Electives (12 units) 

Electives shall be selected from the following content areas: psy- 
cholog)', sociology, health science, education, gerontology, and 
women's studies. Students are encouraged to take a course in 
small-group dynamics and gerontologv'. One elective course (3 
units) must be at the 300 level or above. Minors in Gerontology, 
Sociology, and Psychology can he completed with minimal or no 
additional course work. Electives must be approved by a Family 
Studies adviser or the department chairperson. 

Internships (three required internships for a total of 9 units) 

(360 hours) 

FMST 397 Internship in Family Studies (3) repeated three times 

or 
FMST 397 (3) and 497 (4) (360 hours) 

Services to Children Track (18 units) 

Required Course (3 units) 

ECED 201 Intenention and the Young Child (3) 

Required Electives (18 units) 

Electives shall be selected from the following content areas: educa- 
tion, psychology, sociologv', and health science. Three elective 
courses (9 units) must be at the 300 level or above. Electives must 
be approved by a Family Studies adviser. 

Internship (3 units) 

FMST 397 Internship in Family Studies (3) 

Child Life Track (33 units) 

Required Courses (15 units) 

ECED 201 Intenennon and the Young Child (3) 

OCTH 213 Small Group Dynamics (3) 

or 
PSYC 431 Group Dynamics (3) 

PSYC 205 Introduaion to the Helping Relationship (3) 

FMST 340 The Hospitalized Child and Family (3) 

GERO 367 Sociology of Death, Dying and Bereavement (3) 



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Required Child and Adolescent Development Courses (9 units) 

ECED 315 Infant Intervention (3) 

PSYC 403 Infant and Child Development (3) 

PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

Internships (three required internships for a total of 9 units) 

(360 hours) 

FMST 39" Internship in Family Studies (3) repeated three times 

(9 units) 

or 
FMST 397 (3) and FMST 497 (4) (360 hours) 

The following courses are recommended for students completing 

academic preparation for Child Life Specialist: 

OCTH 216 instead of PSYC 203 (core course for major) 

OCTH 213 although PSYC 431 will be accepted 

Additional courses: OCTH 217 or OCTH 218 Analysis of 

Occupational Performance I or II as an additional elective to meet 

content areas specified by the Child Life Council. 

MINOR IN FAMILY STUDIES (21 units) 

The minor in Family Studies provides an opportunit)' for students 
who would like to study families along with their major focus of 
study. This program fits nicely for students studying in health pro- 
fessions, liberal arts and education. Knowledge about families and 
working with families has emerged as a critical area of concern for 
health, social service, and education professionals. 

Pre-registration Requirements 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 

Core Required Courses (15 units) 

FMST 101 Introduction to Family Studies (3) 

FMST 201 Family Resources (3) 

FMST 301 Family Relationships (3) 

FMST 302 Theories of Family Funcdoning (3) 

FMST 303 Trends in Contemporary Family Life (3) 

Civic Engagement/Ser\ice Learning Elective (3 units) 

Select one course from the following: 
FMST 380 Family Law (3) 

FMST 387 Community Services for Families (3) 

FMST 397 Internship in Family Studies (3) 

Additional Elective (3 units) 

Students may choose this elective from the list of FMST electives in 
any of the three tracks in the Family Studies major. Additional 
courses may be counted as electives at the discretion of the Family 
Studies chair. 

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE 

Civic Engagement/Service Learning 

Internships and service learning are critical components of the 
Family Studies major. A continuum of field experiences offered 
throughout the program provides opportunities for students to 
enhance their understanding of course content, develop profes- 
sional skills and apply knowledge in the field. Students obtain 
their first field experience during the course FMST 201 Family 
Resources. This course explores the contemporary at-risk condi- 
tions that impact families and children. Additional field experience 
is obtained during the course FMST 387 Community Services for 
Families. This course focuses on service learning through program 
development. Students participate directly with community organ- 
izations and agencies. Internsliips are the culminating field experi- 
ence for the Family Studies student. The internship experience 
offers students the opportunity to apply course content, learn new 
skills, and develop professional contacts. 



Family Studies interns may work in a variety of settings depend- 
ing on their interests. Internships may occur in off-campus public 
and private agencies, preschool settings, day-care centers for chil- 
dren or adults, child abuse and domestic violence centers and vari- 
ous health care facilities. Examples of recent student placements 
include: Johns Hopkins Hospital Child Life Center, Family Crisis 
Center of Baltimore County, Baltimore County Department of 
Social Services, CASA of Baltimore County, Carl Gold Law Office, 
The Child Care Center of Catonsville Community College, 
Christiana Hospital Maternal/Child Social Work Team, Daisyfields 
Adoption Foundation, Department of Juvenile Justice, "Linkages to 
Learning" Program of Montgomery Count)-, Greater Baltimore 
Crisis Pregnancy Center, House of Ruth, Ronald McDonald House, 
St. Joseph Medical Center, Sheppard Pratt, Stella Maris, The 
Wellness Community, Sykesville Group Shelter Home, and 
Adoptions Together, Inc. 

TUSCFR 

Towson University Student Council on Family Relations (TUSCFR) 
is affiliated with the National Council on Family Relations 
(NCFR). It was initiated and is maintained by students in the 
Department of Family Studies with the guidance of faculry advisers. 

ADVISING 

Advising is an important component of the student experience. 
Family Studies majors meet regularly with department advisers who 
help them plan for the future. Please note the specific information 
about the advising process listed below. 

1. Family Studies majors must meet individually with their assigned 
adviser at least once a term. All advisers have set aside times dur- 
ing the week to address questions, concerns, or simply to check 
in and review progress and plans. 

2. All new or potential majors must meet with the department 
chairperson. The chairperson has set aside times each week to 
meet with students. A permanent adviser will be assigned once 
a program plan is set up. 

3. Students may sign up for an advising meeting at the department 
office or by calling 410-704-5851. 

4. Special permits are given out by the chairperson. Students must 
have an advising meeting with their adviser to receive permits for 
these courses. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Students may transfer no more than 18 credits toward the major in 
Family Studies. Transfer credits must be approved by the depart- 
ment. 




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Department of Foreign 
Languages 

Professors: John McLucas, Michael O'Pecko, 
Salvatore Zumbo ( Chair) 

Associate Professors: Colleen Ebacher, Beverh' Leetch, George 
McCool, Lea Ramsdell, Katia Sainson 

Assistant Professors: Maria Alegre-Gonzalez, Isabel Castro- 
Vazquez, Leticia Romo 

Lecturers: Wei Min Hu, Sylvia Moore, Gary Shockey 

Part-time Facult^': Vivian Braun, Kristen Freeman, Franca Gorraz, 
Teresa Huidobro, James Medvitz, Victoria Paetow, James M. 
Pickett, Celeste Riccio, Kanji Takeno, Larissa Titkova 



OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 319 F/G, 410- 
Fax: 410-704-4290 



'04-2883 



PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Foreign Languages offers the following pro- 
grams: 1) the major in Foreign Languages (FORL) with tracks in 
French, German and Spanish Secondary Education; 2) the major in 
Foreign Languages (FORL) with tracks in French, German and 
Spanish Literature/Professional Program; 3) the minor in French, 
German, Italian and Spanish; 4) the proficiency in French, German 
and Spanish for non-language majors or minors plannmg for 
careers which require reasonable oral and written competency in a 
foreign language; and 5) language elective, for all students who 
wish to acquire a reading or conversational ability in one of the fol- 
lowing languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin or 
Russian. Expansion of these non-major languages will be made in 
response to expressed student interest. Students who major or 
minor in Foreign Languages must declare their tracks in the depart- 
ment and are required to have academic advisers in their major and 
minor field and maintain close contacts with the faculr\' advisers in 
order to select and prepare their course of study. Majors should see 
their advisers at least once a term. It is recommended that the track 
be declared before or during the sophomore year. 

Culture and Civilization Course Requirement 

The requirement of 6 upper-division units of culture and civiliza- 
tion for Foreign Languages majors in the Spanish Track is strongly 
felt by the Spanish faculty to be a necessit}' in their program. This 
is primarily because of the great diversity of Spanish-speaking 
countries in Europe, South America, Central America and the 
Caribbean, and the importance of the knowledge of this diversit)- 
for all who teach or otherwise use Spanish. The French faculty also 
feels that the study of French culture and civilization represents a 
necessary aspect of the program and believes that it cannot be sep- 
arated from the study of the language and literature. The German 
culture and civilization course is required for the Teacher 
Education Program in German. 

Double Tracks or Majors 

The department encourages its FORL majors to carry an addition- 
al track in either another language or to combine their language 
with another field of study. Interested students should consult the 
department. 

FRENCH LITERATURE/PROFESSIONAL TRACK 

In addition to the General Education (GenEd) requirements. 
Foreign Languages majors in the French Literature/Professional 
Track must complete 30 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher in French beyond the intermediate level. Of the 30 units, at 
least 15 units must be taken at Towson University. 



Required Courses (IS units) 

FREN 301 .-advanced Conversation (3) 

FREN 302 Advanced Composition (3) 

Students are required to take three courses in literature and civilization at 

the 300 level. All students must take either FREN 328 or FREN 329. 

FREN 328 20th-Centur\- French Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 329 Contemporary French Literature and Civilization (3) 

plus two of the following: 

FREN 325 Early French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 326 18th-Century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 327 19th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

Electives 

Fifteen units in the target language, including 9 units at the 400 
level are required. 

Students wishing to emphasize the Professional Track, with the 
permission of the department, can substitute the internship (497) 
for one 400-level elective course. The internship is generally com- 
pleted in the junior or senior year, and students will need to com- 
plete 27 units beyond the intermediate level and have a GPA of at 
least 2.50 in the foreign language before applying for the internship. 

FRENCH SECONDARY EDUCATION TRACK 

Foreign Languages majors may wish to obtain certification to 
teach French at the secondary level. Students in this Secondary 
Teacher Education Program receive certification to teach in 
Maryland upon graduation. In addition to the GenEd require- 
ments and the requirements specified by the Department of 
Secondary Education, students must complete 30 units with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher beyond the intermediate level 
from among the following courses. Students must contact the 
Department of Secondary Education about admission to the 
Secondary Education Program. 

Majors who are in the Secondary Teacher Education Track are 
required to take Advanced Grammar and Method of Teaching a 
Foreign Language before student teaching. 

Required Courses (18 units) 

FREN 301 Advanced Conversation (3) 

FREN 302 Advanced Composition (3) 

Students are required to take three courses in literature and civilization 

at the 300 level. All students must take either FREN 328 or FREN 329. 

FREN 391 Advanced Grammar (3) 

FREN 328 20th-century Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 329 Contemporary French Literature and Civilization (3) 

plus two of the following: 

FREN 325 Early French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 326 18th-Century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 327 19th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

Electives 

Twelve units of electives, including 6 units at the 400 level. These 
courses must be taken in addition to the Department of Secondary 
Education requirements. 

MINOR IN FRENCH 

Required Courses (18 units) 

FREN 201-202 French Intermediate I, II (3,3) 

FREN 301 Advanced Conversation (3) 

FREN 302 Advanced Composition (3) 

FREN 325 Early French Literature and Civihzation (3) 

or 
FREN 326 18th-Century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 327 19th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 328 20th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 329 Contemporary French Literature and Civilization (3) 

plus 
FREN XXX One additional FREN elective course (3) 



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MAJOR IN GERMAN LITERATURE/PROFESSIONAL 
TRACK 

In addition to the GenEd requirements, students in the German 
Literature/Professional Track must complete 30 units with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher in German beyond the intermediate 
level. Of the 30 units, at least 15 units must be taken at Towson 
University. 

Required Courses (18 units) 

GERM 301-302 Composition and Conversation I, II (3,3) 

GERM 311 Culture and Civilization (3) 

GERM 341 Readings in Contemporary German (3) 

GERM 391 Advanced German Grammar (3) 

GERM 392 Advanced German (3) 

Electives 

Twelve units in the target language, including 9 units of literature 
at the 400 level are required. 

Students wishing to emphasize the Professional Track, with the 
permission of the department, can substitute the internship (497) 
for one 400-level elective course. The internship is generally com- 
pleted in the junior or senior year, and students will need to com- 
plete 27 units beyond the intermediate level and have a GPA of at 
least 2.50 in the foreign language before applying for the intern- 
ship. 

GERMAN SECONDARY EDUCATION TRACK 

Foreign Languages majors in the German Secondary Teacher 
Education Track receive certification to teach in Maryland upon 
graduation. In addition to the GenEd requirements and the require- 
ments specified by the Department of Secondary Education, stu- 
dents must complete 30 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher beyond the intermediate level from among the following 
courses. Stylistics is recommended as an elective. 

Required Courses (21 units) 

GERM 301-302 Composition and Conversation I, II (3,3) 

GERM 303 German Translation (3) 

GERM 31 1 Culture and Civilization (3) 

GERM 341 Readings in Contemporary German (3) 

GERM 391 Advanced German Grammar (3) 

GERM 392 Advanced German (3) 

Electives 

Nine units in the target language, including 6 units of literature at 
the 400 level are required. These courses must be taken in addition 
to the Department of Secondary Education requirements. Students 
must contact the Department of Secondary Education about admis- 
sion to the Secondary Teacher Education Program. 

MINOR IN GERMAN 

Required Courses (18 units) 

GERM 201-202Intermediate I, II (3,3) 

GERM 301 Composition and Conversation I (3) 

or 
GERM 302 Composition and Conversation II (3) 
GERM 311 Culture and Civilization (3) 
GERM 391 Advanced German Grammar (3) 

plus 
GERM XXX One additional GERM elective course (3) 

MAJOR IN SPANISH LITERATURE/PROFESSIONAL 
TRACK 

In addition to the GenEd requirements, students in the Spanish 
Literature/Professional Track must complete 30 units with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher in Spanish beyond the intermediate 
level. Of the 30 units, at least 15 units must be taken at Towson 
University. 



Required Courses (18 units) 

SPAN 301-302 Composition and Conversation I, II (3,3) 
SPAN 311-312 Culture and Civilization I, II (3,3) 
SPAN 321-322 Survey of Spanish Literature I, II (3,3) 

Electives (12 units) 

Select from the following: 

SPAN 305 Readings in Spanish (3) 

SPAN 306 Spanish Phonetics (3) 

SPAN 331 Spanish for Business (3) 

SPAN 391 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3) 

SPAN 407 Advanced Spanish Composition (3) 

SPAN 408 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3) 

SPAN 409 Spanish Translation (3) 

SPAN 400-479 Special Topics (3) 

SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Culture (3) 

SPAN 4xx Upper-level literature course (3) 

Of the 12 units of electives in the target language, 3 units must be 
in a 400-level literature course or in a 400-level special topics 
course. However, before enrolling in a 400-level literature course, 
students must have completed a survev of literature course, either 
321 or 322. 

Students wishing to emphasize the Professional Track, with the 
permission of the department, can substitute the internship (497) 
for one 400-level elective course. The internship is generally com- 
pleted in the junior or senior year, and students will need to com- 
plete 27 units beyond the intermediate level and have a GPA of at 
least 2.50 in the foreign language before applying for the intern- 
ship. 

SPANISH SECONDARY EDUCATION TRACK 

Foreign Languages majors in the Spanish Secondary Teacher 
Education Track receive certification to teach in Maryland upon 
graduation. In addition to the GenEd requirements and the require- 
ments specified by the Department of Secondary Education, stu- 
dents must complete 30 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher beyond the intermediate level in the following courses. 
Students must contact the Department of Secondary Education 
about admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program. 

Required Courses (27 units) 

SPAN 301-302 Composition and Conversation I, II [3.3) 
SPAN 311-312 Culture and Civilization I, II {3,3) 
SPAN 321-322 Survey of Spanish Literature 1, II (3,3) 
SPAN 391 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3) 

SPAN 407 Advanced Spanish Composition (3) 

or 
SPAN 408 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3) 

Electives (6 units) 

Six units of electives taken in the target language. These courses 
must be taken in addition to the Department of Secondary 
Education requirements. 

MINOR IN SPANISH 
Required Courses (18 units) 

SPAN 201-202 Intermediate I, II (3,3) 

SPAN 301 Composition and Conversation I (3) 

or 
SPAN 302 Composition and Conversation II (3) 

SPAN 311 Culture and Civilization I (3) 

or 
SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization II (3) 

Plus two additional SPAN electives (6) 

MINOR IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE 

The minor program in French, German, Spanish and/or Italian pro- 
vides majors in other disciplines with the educational language 
background necessary to enhance their career opportunities. The 
minor requirements include 12 units of 300-400 level courses in addi- 
tion to the intermediate level course I and II to complete IS units. 



Department of Foreign Languages 



Language minors may transfer up to 6 credits toward a minor and 
must earn 6 upper-division units at Towson. The minor should be 
approved by the student's department adviser and cannot be taken 
concurrently with the proficiency in a foreign language. Minors in 
all languages need a C or higher in each completed course beyond 
the intermediate level. 

PROFICIENCY IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE 

The department has designed a program of study that offers the 
non-language major or minor a recognition of Proficiency in 
Foreign Languages with a focus in French, German or Spanish 
upon satisfactory completion of prescribed requirements. 

The proficiency may be earned by a degree candidate at Towson 
University as well as any individual whose sole interest in attending 
the university is for the purpose of obtaining the proficiency of the 
language. 

The program is designed for those individuals who are planning 
or practicing careers which require reasonable oral and written 
competence in a modern language. In the job market, national and 
international, a large number of opportunities await persons whose 
knowledge of one or more modern languages has been well estab- 
lished through intensive college/university study. The proficiency is 
quite advantageous for aspiring professionals in the fields of com- 
munications, public service, business and finance, agriculture, 
transportation, health services, education, energy, natural 
resources, journalism, law, foreign services, air traffic, manage- 
ment, import/export purchasing, sales, etc. 

In order to complete the recognition of proficiency, students 
must complete all required courses with a grade equivalent of 2.00 
or higher. Students who are prepared to begin at the advanced level 
will need to complete 12 units of study, whereas students who 
begin at the elementary level will have to earn 24 units in the par- 
ticular language. 

French Proficiencv Required Courses (24 units) 

FREN 101-102 ' Elements 1, II (3,3) 
FREN 201-202 Intermediate I, II (i,i) 
FREN 301 Advanced Conversation (3) 

FREN 302 Advanced Composition (3) 

FREN 495 Internship in French (3) 

HREN XXX One elective course in FREN (3) 

German Proficiency Required Courses (24 units) 

GERM 101-102 Elements I, II (3,3) 

GERM 201-202 Intermediate I, II (3,3) 

GERM 301 Composition and Conversation I (3) 

or 
GERM 302 Composition and Conversation II (3) 

GERM 31 1 Culture and Civilization (3) 

GERM 391 Advanced German Grammar (3) 

GERM 495 Internship in German (3) 

Spanish Proficiency Required Courses (24 units) 

SPAN 101-102 Elements I, II (3,3) 

SPAN 201-202 Intermediate I, II (3,3) 

SPAN 301 Composition and Conversation I (3) 

or 
SPAN 302 Composition and Conversation II (3) 

SPAN 31 1 Culture and Civilization 1(3) 

or 
SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization II (3) 

SPAN 495 Internship in Spanish (3) 

SPAN XXX One elective course in SPAN (3) 

MEETING B.A. REQUIREMENTS 

Completion of the intermediate level of a foreign language or its 
equivalent is required of all Bachelor of Arts degree candidates. 
This requirement may be met by: a) completing two or more years 
of the language in high school plus intermediate levels I and II in 
college; b) completing the elementary- and intermediate-level 
courses of the language in college; c) successfully completing one 
term of any course beyond the intermediate level; or d) successfully 



completing a Credit for Prior Learning Exam in any language 
offered at the 301-302 level at Towson Univetsity administered 
each November by the Department of Foreign Languages. 

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING EXAM 

The examination will be given only in the languages offered by the 
Department of Foreign Languages at the 301-302 level. The units 
for 201-202 may not be earned unless the student takes 301 as a 
course. An overall grade of A is required in order to receive 6 units; 
a grade of B entitles the student to 3 units. The student should con- 
tact the department for further information. 

COMPETENCY UNITS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

Degree candidates successfully completing courses numbered 102, 
201, 202 or 301 in any foreign language offered by the Department 
of Foreign Languages at Towson University may earn a maximum 
of 6 units for the two preceding courses if the course in which they 
are enrolled is successfully completed with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher in the first attempt. Students may attempt to earn 
competency units by completing a higher level language course only 
once. Students who have earned units via the competency units or 
Credit for Prior Learning exam in a foreign language cannot enroll 
in any other lower-level courses in the same language for which 
they received the units. Students should consult the department for 
detailed information about the competency units in foreign lan- 
guages. 

PLACEMENT IN LANGUAGES 

The department's policy regarding placement of entering students 
with high school language study follows: 

• One year of high school language study, students may register 
for 101 or 102. 

• Two years of high school language study, students may regis- 
ter for 102. 

• Three years of high school language study, students may regis- 
ter for 102 or 201. 

• Four years of high school language study, students may regis- 
ter for 201 or 202. 

• Five years of high school language study, students may regis- 
ter for 202 or 301. 

TRtWSFER CREDIT POLICY 

All foreign language majors must complete a minimum of 15 
units toward the major at Towson University at the upper (300- 
400) level. 

All foreign language minors must complete a minimum of 
6 units toward the minor at Towson University at the upper level. 

HONORS PROGRAM 

The department participates in The Honors College. Students inter- 
ested in completing a language major with departmental honors 
should consult the departmental honors faculty coordinator no 
later than the first term of their junior year. 

SPECIAL DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS 

The department sponsors the Eta Gamma Chapter of the National 
Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, and encourages all Spanish 
students to participate in the activities of the society. The depart- 
ment also sponsors the Kappa Pi chapter of the National French 
Honor Society, Phi Delta Phi. 

The department offers an internship program through the Career 
Center. 

Study abroad in France, Germany, Spain, Mexico or Italy is also 
available. 

Note for foreign iLingtuge students: Courses at the levels of 101, 
102, 201 and 202 in any foreign language offered by the depart- 
ment are not open to students who have completed a higher level 
in the same language. 



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Department of Geography and 
Environmental Planning 

Professors: James Dilisio, Wayne McKim, John Morgan, Ralph 

Scott 
Associate Professors: Kent Barnes [Chair), Martin Roberge, 

Charles Schmitz, Virginia Thompson 
Assistant Professors: Paporn Thebanya, Kang Shou Lu 
Part-time Faculty: Doug Adams, Philip Canter, Kama Couch, 

Robert CuUison, Charles Goodman, Ingrid Johnson, Henry 

Schupple, Betty Shimshak, James Smith 



OFFICE 

Linthicum Hal 



20,410-704-2973 



PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Geography and Environmental Planning offers 
the following programs: the major in Geography and 
Environmental Planning with a General Track or Global Skills 
Track, the major in Geography and Land Surveying, the minor in 
Geography, the minor in Geographic Information Sciences, and 
the Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Planning, and 
participates in the Master of Education with an emphasis in 
Geography. For more information about the graduate programs, 
consult the Graduate Catalog. 

The Geography and Environmental Planning major is designed 
as a liberal arts program that explores how geographers carefully 
observe and measure human uses of the earth under diverse com- 
binations of natural and cultural environments. Such academic 
preparation facilitates understanding of the changing world and its 
past. 

Students are prepared in the program for careers in business, 
management, governmental service, education, planning, public 
affairs and other professions, as well as graduate school. 

The major in Geography and Land Surveying is designed to 
meet the requirements of professionals in the field of land survey- 
ing. Courses taken in geography at Towson University will both 
complement those taken in surveying at the Community College of 
Baltimore County-Catonsville as well as provide additional skills 
of value to the professional surveyor. Completion of the four-year 
degree will shorten the time necessary to achieve professional licen- 
sure. 

COMBINED MAJORS 

The department has established cooperative programs with the 
departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, 
Anthropology and Criminal Justice, which make it possible for 
students to attain majors in both Geography and one of these other 
disciplines. For further information, contact the Department of 
Geography and Environmental Planning or one of the cooperating 
departments listed above. 

MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY AND 
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING 

General Track Geography majors must complete a minimum of 39 
units in geography courses with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or high- 
er. Of these 39 units, 18 units of core courses are required plus 6 
units of prescribed group courses. The remaining 15 units in the 
major are selected from 200-400-level geography electives reflect- 
ing the student's areas of interest. A maximum of 6 units of these 
electives may be taken at the 200 level. 

Core Requirements (18 units) 

GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3) 

GEOG 109/llOHuman Geography (3) or GEOG 102 (3) or 105 (3) or 110 

(3) 
GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps (3) 
GEOG 223 Physical Geography Applications (3) 



GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) 
GEOG 401 Growth of Geographic Thought (3) 

Group Requirements (6 units) 

Majors must select at least one techniques course and at least one 
regional course. These courses may be selected from the following: 

Technical Courses 

Select at least one: 

GEOG 321 Interpretation of Aerial Photographs (3) 

GEOG 323 Cartography and Graphics 1(3) 

GEOG 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) 

GEOG 416 Principles of Remote Sensing and Digital Image 

Processing (3) 
GEOG 418 Computer Mapping (3) 

Regional Courses 

Select at least one: 

GEOG 420 Geography of Anglo America (3) 

GEOG 423 Geography of Maryland (3) 

GEOG 431 Geography of Africa (3) 

GEOG 424 Historical Geography of Atlantic Canada (3) 

GEOG 443 Geography of East Asia (3) 

GEOG 445 Geography of South and Southeast Asia (3) 

GEOG 447 Geography of the Middle East (3) 

GEOG 448 Conflict in Ireland (3) 

GEOG 451 Geography of Europe (3) 

GEOG 453 Geography of the former U.S.S.R. (3) 

GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3) 

Electives (15 units) 

Majors must take 15 units of geography electives at the 200-400 

level. A maximum of 6 units may be taken at the 200 level. 

Global Skills Track 

The Global Skills Track requires 39 units and focuses on analytical, 
technical and regional expertise for those considering international 
careers in the international arena. It is aimed at developing multi- 
cultural skills and critical thinking in cross-cultural scenarios; 
acquiring analytic and technical competence for identifying and 
making effective decisions on spatial issues; and developing geo- 
graphic fluency regarding one or more regions of the world. 

In addition to taking selected geography courses for completion 
of this track, students will be advised toward taking non-geography 
courses relevant to their topical or regional interests, in order to 
deepen their skills and knowledge base for successful understand- 
ing of complex global issues. 

Qualified undergraduate students pursing the Global Skills 
Track in geography may be eligible, beginning their junior year, to 
participate in an accelerated B.A./M.A. program in Geography. 
Interested students should contact the geography graduate program 
director for details. 

Foreign Language Requirement 

Students opting for the Global Skills Track must achieve a level of 
proficiency equivalent to four terms of college-level language train- 
ing in a modern foreign language that is offered by or can be test- 
ed by the Department of Modern Languages. The language select- 
ed may depend upon the interests of the student. Students can ful- 
fill this language requirement through any of the procedures out- 
lined in the Meeting B.A. Requirements section of the Department 
of Modern Languages entry in this catalog. Lower-division courses 
taken in a modern language do not count toward the 39 units need- 
ed to complete the Geography - Global Skills major. 

Core Requirements (18 units) 
GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3) 

GEOG 102 World Regumal Geography (3) 

or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 

GEOG 109 Human Geography (3) 



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GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps (3) 

GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) 

GEOG 401 Growth of Geographic Thought (3) 

Group Requirements (18 units) 

Majors must select at least two techniques courses, at least two 
regional courses, and at least two systematic courses from the fol- 
lowing: 

Technical Courses: Select at least tivo: 

GEOG 321 [504] Interpretation of Aerial Photographs (3) 

GEOG 323 [505] Cartography and Graphics I (3) 

GEOG 412 [518] Introduction to GIS (3) 

GEOG 414 [523] GIS Applications 

GEOG 416 Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (3) 

GEOG 418 [507] Computer Mapping (3) 

Regional Courses: Select at least two: 

GEOG 420 [560] Geography of Anglo America (3) 

GEOG 424 Historical Geography of Atlantic Canada (3) 

GEOG 427 The Global Economy (3) 

GEOG 431 [562] Geography of Africa (3) 

GEOG 443 [564] Geography of East Asia (3) 

GEOG 445 [5xx] Geography of Southeast Asia (3) 

GEOG 447 [565] Geography of the Middle East (3) 

GEOG 448 Conflict m Ireland (3) 

GEOG 451 [566] Geography of Europe (3) 

GEOG 452 Geography of the European Union (3) 

GEOG 453 [567] Geography of the former U.S.S.R. (3) 

GEOG 461 [568] Geography of Latin America (3) 

Systematic Courses: Select at least two: 

GEOG 251 Introduction to Planning (3) 

GEOG 317 Energy Resources (3) 

GEOG 329 Medical Geography (3) 

GEOG 355 Historical Geography of Urbanization (3) 

GEOG 357 Cultural Geography (3) 

GEOG 359 Economic Geography 

GEOG 363 Spatial Organization of Economic Activity 

GEOG 381 Political Geography 

GEOG 383 Natural Resources and Society 

GEOG 385 Population Geography 

GEOG 391 Urban Systems 

GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure Planning 

GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning 

GEOG 407 Geography of the Aged 

GEOG 415 Geographical Aspects of Pollution 

Electives (3 units) 

Three units of geography electives at the 200-400 level 

MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY AND LAND SURVEYING 

The major in Geography and Land Surveying is based on a trans- 
fer articulation agreement between the Community College of 
Baltimore County-Catonsville and Towson University. Most stu- 
dents electing to major in Geography and Land Surveying will 
complete the A.A.S. degree in Land Surveying at CCBC- 
Catonsville prior to enrollment at Towson University. All survey- 
ing courses will transfer. However, Towson University will only 
accept a maximum of 64 total credits in transfer. Any GenEd 
requirements not completed prior to enrollment will be completed 
at Towson University. Current Towson Geography majors interest- 
ed in this program should see the department chair. 

The program of study follows the guidelines for a major in 
Geography and Environmental Planning. A total of 39 units are 
required as indicated above. A total of 6 units can be met by trans- 
fer to satisfv' the GEOG 101, GEOG 102, GEOG 105, and GEOG 
109/1 10 requirements. The techniques requirement must be met by 
completing one of the following courses: GEOG 321,GEOG412, 
GEOG 416, or GEOG 418. The preferred course for fulfilling the 
regional requirement is GEOG 423 Geography of Maryland. 
Elective units (a minimum of 15) should be selected in consultation 



with the adviser, as some are more preferable than others. GEOG 
491 Internship is strongly recommended for those with litde or no 
work experience. Students may not substitute past work experi- 
ence, nor use concurrent work to meet internship requirements, 
without permission of the department. A non-major requirement 
for this program is calculus, which may be taken at Catonsville or 
Towson, and which must be passed with a grade of C or higher. 

For further information on this program, contact James E. 
Lobdell, coordinator of the Surveying Program at CCBC- 
Catonsville (410-455-4965), or the chair of the Department of 
Geography and Environmental Planning at Towson University 
(410-704-2973). 

COMBINED MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY AND 
SOCIOLOGY-ANTHROPOLOGY 

The departments of Geography and Environmental Planning and 
Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice offer a program 
leading to a bachelor's degree with a combined major in Geography 
and Environmental Planning and Sociology-Anthropology, with a 
concentration in Sociology or Anthropology. The Sociology 
Concentration course requirements are listed below. For informa- 
tion on the Anthropology Concentration combined major option, 
see the department chair in Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal 
Justice. 

I. The following lower-division courses must be taken: 

A. GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3) 

B. SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

(Both A and B count toward General Education 
requirements.) 

n. One of the following statistics courses must be taken: 

A. GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) 

or 

B. PSYC 212 Behavioral Statistics (4) 

or 
C.MATH231 Basic Statistics I (3) 

(Any of these courses will count as 3 units in either 
Geography or Sociology and satisfy the statistics 
requirement in both programs. Students cannot receive 
credit in both the first and second major for more than 
one of these courses.) 

in. Two of the following sociology courses must be taken: 

SOCI 313 Introduction to Social Psychology (3) 

SOCI 320 Military Sociology (3) 

SOCI 323 Social Change (3) 

SOCI 327 Urban Sociology (3) 

SOCI 329 Demography (3) 

SOCI 331 Deviance and Organizations (3) 

SOCI 333 Political Sociology (3) 

SOCI 335 Medical Sociology (3) 

SOCI 341 Class, Status and Power (3) 

SOCI 359 Social Gerontology (3) 

SOCI 470-479 Special Topics in Sociology (3) (Topics offered here 
may be accepted with approval of the Department of 
Geography and Environmental Planning adviser.) 

rV. Two of the following geography courses must be taken: 
GEOG 329 Medical Geography (3) 
GEOG 351 Urban Design (3) 

GEOG 355 Historical Geography of Urbanization (3) 
GEOG 357 Cultural Geography (3) 
GEOG 381 Political Geography (3) 
GEOG 383 Natural Resources and Society (second writing course) 

(3) 
GEOG 385 Population Geography (3) 
GEOG 391 Urban Systems (3) 
GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning (3) 
GEOG 407 Geography of the Aged (3) 
GEOG 470-479Seminar: Selected Topics in Geography (3) (Topics 

offered here may be accepted with approval of the 

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal 

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GEOG 494 
GEOG 495 



GEOG 496 



Travel Study (3) 

Directed Reading in Geography (with approval of 

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal 

Justice adviser) (3) 

Independent Study in Geography (with approval of the 

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal 

Justice adviser) (3) 



V. The following courses are required to complete the Geography 
major portion of the double major: 

A. Core Courses 

GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 

or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 

or 
GEOG 109 Human Geography (3) 
GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps (3) 
GEOG 223 Physical Geography Applications (3) 
GEOG 401 Growth of Geographic Thought (3) 

B. Techniques Course (only one of the following) 

GEOG 321 Interpretation of Aerial Photographs (3) 

GEOG 323 Cartography and Graphics I (3) 

GEOG 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) 

GEOG 416 Principles of Remote Sensing and Digital Image 

Processing (3) 
GEOG 418 Computer Mapping (3) 

C. Regional Geography Course (one 400-level regional course) 

D. Elective Geography Course (one upper-level course) 

VI. The following courses are required to complete the Sociology 
Concentration in the double major: 

A. Core Courses 

SOCI 381 Sociological Theory (3) 

SOCI391 Research Methods (3) 

B. Electives 

Students must complete 18 units of electives in sociology, at least 
12 of which must be upper division. Two elective courses (6 units) 
may be in anthropology. 

COMBINED MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY AND 
POLITICAL SCIENCE 

See Department of Political Science for details. 

COMBINED MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND 
GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING 

Completion of individual majors in Geography and Environmental 
Planning and Economics requires the successful completion of 72 
units (39 in geography and environmental planning and 33 in eco- 
nomics). However, by electing the combined major in Geography 
and Environmental Planning and Economics, students will be able 
to complete both majors with a total of 60 units. 

1. In economics, students must complete all requirements for the 
major. 

n. One of the following statistics courses must be taken: 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 

or 
GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) 

in. Students may substitute two of the following courses in geog- 
raphy and environmental planning toward fulfillment of the 
required 12 units of upper-level economics electives: 

GEOG 355 Historical Geography of Urbanization (3) 

GEOG 38 1 Political Geography (3) 

GEOG 385 Population Geography (3) 

GEOG 391 Urban Systems (3) 

GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure Planning (3) 



GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning 

GEOG 427 The Global Economy (3) 

GEOG 470-479 Seminar: Selected Topics in Geography' (3) 

GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analysis (3) 

GEOG 484 Land Use Planning (3) 

* Approval from Department of Economics depending on course topic. 

rV. In geography and environmental planning, students must com- 
plete all requirements for the major. In addition, they may substi- 
tute two of the following upper-level courses in economics toward 
fulfillment of the required upper-level elective courses in geogra- 
phy and environmental planning: 

ECON 31i Comparative Economic Systems (3) 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

ECON 333 Poverty and Discrimination (3) 

ECON 35 1 Urban Economics ( 3 ) 

ECON 421 International Economics (3) 

ECON 423 International Monetary Theory and Policy (3) 

ECON 470-479 Topics in Economies'* (3) 
'Approval from Department of Geography and Environmental Planning 
depending on course topic. 

For further information on this program contact the chairperson of 
the Department of Economics, or Dr. James DiLisio of the 
Department of Geography and Environmental Planning. 

MINOR IN GEOGRAPHY 

Students minoring in Geography must complete a minimum of 21 
units. Six units will be at the 100 level (physical geography and 
either GEOG 102, 105, or 109/1 10) with the remainder at the 200- 
400 level, including one techniques intensive course. A ma.ximum 
of 6 units may be taken at the 200 level and all course selections 
must be made in consultation with a faculty adviser. A grade equiv- 
alent of 2.00 or higher is required in all courses in the minor. 

MINOR IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCES 

Geographic Information Sciences (GISciences) is an integrative, 
skills-based discipline that facilitates observation and analysis at 
global scales, employing a spatial perspective that is useful to many 
disciplines. The minor in GISciences provides students with basic 
professional skills for conducting spatial analysis, combining con- 
ceptual frameworks with technical proficiencies in tools such as 
geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning 
systems, cartography, and spatial statistics. 

The minor works well with a variety of majors from the College 
of Business and Economics, the College of Health Professions, the 
College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Science and 
Mathematics. GISciences is a growing field and Towson University 
is recognized as a GISciences leader in Maryland. Students gradu- 
ating with GISciences skills are in demand by employers, due to the 
large number of academic, private, government, and nonprofit 
organizations that are creating or e.xpanding their CIS capabilities. 

The minor is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 21 
units of required and elective courses. A ma.ximum of 6 units from 
other departments may be counted toward the minor, with the 
approval of the program director. Students are strongly encouraged 
to complete a GIS internship with a government agency or business. 

Required Courses (12 units) 

GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps (3) 

or 
GEOG 230" Understanding and Communicating through Maps (3) 
GEOG 323 Cartography and Graphics I (3) 

or 
GEOG 418 Computer Mapping (3) 
GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) or approved 

statistics course 
GEOG 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) 



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Electives (9 units) 

GEOG 321 Interpretation of Aerial Photographs (3) 

GEOG 414 GIS Applications (Spatial Analysis and Geographic 

Information Systems) (3) 
GEOG 416 Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (3) 
GEOG 470-9 Seminar: Selected Topics (in GIS) (3) 
GEOG 491 Internship (1-6; 3 maximum toward minor) 
GEOG 495 Directed Readings in Geography (GIS topics) (3) 
GEOG 496 Independent Study in Geography (GIS topics) (3) 

'Courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. 



DEPARTMENTAL HONORS IN GEOGRAPHY 

The department offers an honors program in geography. To be 
admitted, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25, and a 3.50 
in the major, or consent of their faculty adviser. Students may be 
admitted to the program no sooner than the spring of their sopho- 
more year. 

The honors program requires a minimum of 39 units, including 
6 to 9 units in seminars, directed readings and research projects. 
A senior thesis and oral defense are also required. Students should 
consult their facultv adviser for more information. 



Other lower- and upper-division computer science courses, as well 
as GIS applications courses offered by other departments may be 
considered as electives, with the approval of the department chair. 

GEOGRAPHY SECONDARY EDUCATION 
PROGRAM 

Required in major (39 units): lower-division (100-200) courses (12- 
18); upper-division (300-400) courses (21-27), at least 12 units 
of which must be courses designated as systematic or technique 
courses. 

Required in related subjects {33 units): history courses: HIST 
145, HIST 146, HIST 101, plus 6 units of history electives; politi- 
cal science: POSC 103: sociologv: SOCI 101; economics: ECON 
201 and ECON 202; anthropology: either ANTH 207, ANTH 
208, or ANTH 209; and a specified topics in social science course. 

Note: The standards for students enrolled in Teacher Education 
Programs require a GPA of 2.75 in academic majors prior to stu- 
dent teaching. Please be aware that this GPA is higher than that 
required by the department for its majors. Students must contact 
the Department of Secondary Education about admission to the 
Secondary Teacher Education Program. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Geography and Environmental Planning majors may transfer up to 
12 credits toward a major, and Geography minors may transfer up 
to 6 credits. All transfer credits require department approval. 

INTERNSHIPS 

Majors have the opportunity to participate in the university's 
Internship/Cooperative Education Program. This valuable adjunct 
to the educational program provides qualifying students with both 
academic credit and work experience with participating govern- 
ment agencies (federal, state and local) and private businesses. The 
internship offers the student a way of trying out a potential career 
choice prior to actual entry into the job market. Because the bene- 
fits of this e.xperience are so positive, majors are strongly urged to 
participate in this program. 

SPECIAL DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS 

The department sponsors the Beta Delta Chapter of Gamma Theta 
Upsilon, an international geography honorary society. GTU holds 
lectures and presents films and speakers on topics in geography and 
environmental planning. All Geography majors are welcome to 
join. 

Travel studies are available during the summer within the United 
States and to foreign locations. 

The National Council for Geographic Education awards are 
given to academically outstanding graduating majors. 



CAREERS IN GEOGRAPHY AND 
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING 

Faculty of the department are active in career advising. 
Occasional careers days are held, and the department participates 
in a regional netw'ork of career advising in geography. Graduates 
of the department are currently employed in a wide array of jobs 
such as teachers, professors, meteorologists, intelligence analysts 
with the Department of Defense, cartographers, planners, statis- 
ticians, travel agents, and environmental engineers. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM 

The Master of Arts degree program in Geography and 
Environmental Planning is designed to prepare students for doctor- 
al programs as well as for career opportunities in private business 
and public agencies. The program is oriented toward applied geog- 
raphy and presents possibilities for an emphasis in the following 
areas: urban and regional planning, urban studies, public policy 
issues, physical geography, environmental assessment, energy 
resources, cultural and historical geography, medical geography, 
population, area studies, cartography and geographic information 
systems. 

Graduate students in Geography and Environmental Planning 
are encouraged to take pertinent course work in other departments. 
Students may pursue either the thesis program (30 units and a 
6-unit thesis) or the non-thesis program {36 units). Detailed infor- 
mation is given in the Griiduate Catalog. 

Qualified Geography undergraduates in the Global Skills Track 
are eligible to participate in an accelerated 3+2 M.A. program in 
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Department of History 

Professors: Dean Esslinger, Cindy Gissendanner, Ronn Pineo, 

Patricia Romero, Robert Rook (Chair) 
Associate Professors: Nicole Dombrowski, Steven Phillips 
Assistant Professors: Omar All, Rita Gostagomes, Elizabeth Kelly 

Gray, Kimberly Katz, Wendy Lower, Akim Reinhardt, Allaire 

Stallsmith 
Part-time Faculty: Patricia Anderson, Timothy Hanson, 

Michael Johnson, Tina Sheller, Jakub Zejmis 
Lecturer: John Mancini 
Emeritus: Herbert Andrews, Arnold Blumberg, Edwin 

Hirschmann, Jenny Jochens, Harry Piotrowski, Wayne 

McWilliams, Armin Mruck, Fred Rivers, Roderick Ryon, 

Myron Scholnick, John Van Osdell 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 119F, 410-704-2923 
www.towson.edu/history/ 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of History offers the following programs: the 
major m History; the History Secondary Education major, for stu- 
dents planning to teach histon,' at the secondary level; and the 
minor in History. Each of these programs encourages students to 
explore the study of history in depth. Such investigation leads to an 
appreciation of the structure and function of the discipline and pre- 
pares the student for teaching, for graduate work and for the study 
of law, theology, archival management, library science, historical 
preservation and museology. 

Skills, as well as historical knowledge acquired through the study 
of the discipline, may also lead to career opportunities in public his- 
tory, federal, state and local government, and in business and 
industr)'. Students may opt for more career flexibility by choosing 
double majors or by combining History with a minor: History and 
Art, History and English, History and Women's Studies, History 
and Business, History and Communication, for example. 

History majors and minors are also expected to take correlative 
courses that broaden their academic backgrounds and offer valu- 
able insights into their subjects. The department also strongly rec- 
ommends the completion of the intermediate level of a foreign lan- 
guage. The department offers courses in the fields of American, 
European, Asian, African and Latin American history. The offer- 
ings are varied. Some courses are chronological, topical or nation- 
al in scope. Others are in women's, ethnic, business, social, cultur- 
al or political history. 

All courses offered encourage an appreciation of the historical 
past through lecture/discussion, reading, analysis and writing. 
Because history explores all aspects of human endeavor, history 
courses touch upon the insights of all disciplines from the histori- 
cal perspective. 

An internship is a practical application of historical knowledge 
and skill. An internship may be taken at institutions such as the 
Maryland Historical Socierv', Baltimore City Archives, Baltimore 
Museum of Industry, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Inc. or Towson 
University Archives. 

The department participates in interdisciplinary programs such 
as International Studies, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, the 
minors in African and African American Studies, Jewish Studies, 
Classical Studies, and Lesbian and Gay Studies, and in 
Interdisciplinary Studies, tracks in American Studies, African- 
American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Latin American 
Studies, Asian Studies, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 



MAJOR IN HISTORY 

In addition to the General Education (GenEd) requirements, 
History majors are required to complete 45 units with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher The Bachelor of Arts degree may be 
earned by adding a foreign language to the major course require- 
ments. The language requirement can be met by completing the 
intermediate courses (or their equivalent) of a modern foreign lan- 
guage. 

Required Courses (6 units) 

HIST 100 Using Information Effectively in History'lS) 

HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Study'* (3) 

History Elertives (39 units) 

Five lower-division survey courses (15 units) including the following: 

• minimum of one course in pre-modern history (histon.' prior to 1500) 

• minimum of one course in U.S. survev (HIST 145, HIST 146, or HIST 
148) 

• minimum of one course in European survev (e.g. HIST 101. HIST 
102, HIST 103, mST 105, HIST 108) 

• minimum of two courses in global sur\-evs (must be non-U.S. AND 
non-European histor)', e.g. HIST 11". HIST 118, HIST 121, HIST 
122)**' 

Eight upper-division courses (24 units) including the following: 

• minimum of two courses in pre-modern histon' (historv prior to 
1500) 

• minimum of one course in U.S. history 

• minimum of one course in European history 

• minimum of rvvo courses in global history*** 

'Course must be taken during the first year as a declared major. 
**Course must be taken during the junior year or equivalent. 
***0f the four required global history courses (two lower and two upper), 
students must take at least one course from rwo of the four sub-regions 
(Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America). 

MINOR IN FnSTORY 

History minors are required to complete 24 units with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course taken from among the 
following courses. 



Required Courses (6 units) 

HIST 100 Using Information Effectively in History* 

HIST 300 Introducnon to Historical Study (3) 



(3) 



History Eleaives (18 units) 

Three lower-division survey courses (9 units) including the following: 

• minimum of one course in pre-modern history (history prior to 1500) 

• minimum of two different geographic categories (U.S., Europe, glob- 
al) 

Three upper-division courses (9 units) including the following: 

• minimum of rsvo different geographic categories (U.S., Europie, glob- 
al) 

**HIST 100 may be waived under special circumstances if the General 
Education I.B. requirement has been fulfilled prior to declaration of the 



HISTORY SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM 

History ma)ors may wish to obtam certification to teach history at 
the secondary level. Students in this Secondary Education 
Program receive certification to teach in Maryland upon gradua- 
tion. See Department of Secondary Education requirements. 
Students must contact the Department of Secondary Education 
about admission to the Secondary Education Program. 

In addition to the GenEd requirements, and the requirements 
specified by the Department of Secondary Education, students 
must complete 57 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 
in each course taken from among the courses listed below. Of the 
57 units, 24 must be completed in the required history courses, 24 
in social sciences courses, and 9 units in history electives before 
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Required History Courses (24 units) 

HIST 100 Using Information Effectively in History (3)(or ISTC 201 

with permission of history chair)* 
HIST 102 History of European CiviUzation through the 17th 

Century (3) 
HIST 103 History of European Civilization from the 17th 

Century(3) 

or 
HIST 108 Honors History of European Civilization from the 17th 

Century (3) 
HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

HIST 146 History of the Unites States since the Mid-19th Century 

(3) 

or 
HIST 148 Honors History of the Unites States since the Mid- 19th 

Century (3) 
HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Study"* (3) 

plus two courses in lower-division global surveys 

History Electives (9 units) 

Three upper-division survey courses including the following: 
• minimum of two different geographic categories (U.S., Europe, global) 

*Course must be taken during the first year as a declared major. 
"Course must be taken during the junior year or equivalent. 

Required Social Sciences Courses (24 units) 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3) 
SOSC 401 Topics in Social Science (3) 

SOCl 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

POSC 103 American National Government (3) 

One of the following: 

GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3) 

GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 

GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 

GEOG 109 Introduction to Human Geography (3) 

One of the following: 

POSC 101 Introduction to Political Science (3) 

POSC 107 Introduction to International Relations (3) 

POSC 137 Governments of the World (3) 

POSC 207 State Government (3) 

One of the following: 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) 

ANTH 209 American Culture (3) 

SPECIAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MAJORS 
AND MINORS 

Students must declare their majors and minors in the department. 
The major or minor should be declared during the second term of 
the freshman year or at the beginning of the sophomore year. 
Students will be given major/minor forms listing additional rules 
for a Histor)' major/minor. They will also be required to select an 
academic adviser who will help in preparing a program of courses. 
Students should consult their advisers regularly. Students also must 
update their records each term. A History minor who wishes to 
student teach must have completed 15 units of the required cours- 
es in history. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

No more than 18 credits in history will be accepted toward a major 
or a minor from a regionally accredited four-year college. No more 
than 12 lower-division credits in history will be accepted toward a 
major or a minor from a regionally accredited two-year college. 
The 12 credits must be in lower-division courses which have 
Towson University equivalents at the 100-200 level. 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND CREDIT FOR PRIOR 
LEARNING 

The department awards units through the Advanced Placement 
Program of the university. The department also offers units for 
lower-division courses, and for upper-division courses upon appeal, 
through the Credit for Prior Learning Program. Students applying 
for credit under this program complete a departmental examina- 
tion, an interview and a paper or book review in the field. 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES 

The department offers an honors program in history. Eligibility 
requirements and rules governing the departmental honors pro- 
grams are described elsewhere in this catalog. Students interested in 
the history honors program should consult their adviser and their 
department chair no later than the first term of their junior year. 

The department sponsors the Theta Beta Chapter of the nation- 
al history honor society. Phi Alpha Theta. The society presents lec- 
tures, films and other programs. Students may inquire about mem- 
bership requirements at the department office. 

The department awards at graduation each year the Medal of the 
Daughters of American Colonists, presented by the Cecilius Calvert 
Chapter of that organization, and the Disabled American Veterans 
Prize in History. 

The Mary Catherine Kahl Prize is awarded annually to a History 
major or minor of outstanding promise who has not yet graduated. 
An essay in history written by the nominees is submitted as an inte- 
gral part of the prize competition. 

The Arnold Blumberg Prize is awarded annually to the senior 
History major who has compiled the most outstanding record in 
the field of European History. 

The Douglas D. Martin Sr. History Award provides scholarship 
support for undergraduate History majors with a minimum of 85 
units who have demonstrated an interest in the study of Western 
U.S. history or native peoples. 

Each year, under an endowment established to honor Professor 
Herbert Duane Andrews, an outstanding scholar will be invited to 
lecture at the university. The lecture will emphasize scholarly 
research which demonstrates the integration of history with other 
disciplines or which utilizes newer methodologies to enhance 
understanding of traditional areas of specialization. 

The department also offers travel-study courses that in the past 
have introduced students to China, Japan, Mexico and several 
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Interdisciplinary Studies Program 

Director: Colleen Ebacher 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 108, 410-704-2128 

THE PROGRAM 

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program provides students with the 
opportunity to pursue a course of study unavailable through any 
single discipline at Towson University. The program offers students 
three alternatives: (1) the individually designed thematic option; (2) 
four formally designed major tracks and (3) 10 minor tracks. 

A major in Interdisciplinary Studies requires a minimum of 45 
upper-division units (300-400 level) though the program director 
may approve substitutions of particularly significant lower-division 
courses. All 45 units must be completed with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher. Students pursuing a minor in Interdisciplinary 
Studies must likewise complete the requisite units with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

Interdisciplinary Studies majors may transfer up to 21 credits 
toward completion of the major. Interdisciplinary Studies minors 
may transfer up to 9 credits toward completion of the minor. 

DVDFVIDUALLY DESIGNED THEMATIC OPTION 

The individually designed thematic option allows students to pur- 
sue a major that is not available at Towson University but is offered 
at other colleges or universities. Because it is individually designed, 
this option places special responsibilities on the student. 

First, the student must find the model for the major he or she 
wishes to pursue in the catalog of another university and determine 
that Towson University offers the courses necessary to complete the 
major. Second, the student must meet with the director of the 
Interdisciplinary Studies Program to ask for preliminary approval 
of the proposed major. Third, with the assistance of the program 
director, the student must identify a professor with the necessary 
expertise who is willing to serve as his or her major adviser. Fourth, 
under the guidance of the major adviser, the student must write a 
program of study that includes a name for the individually designed 
thematic option, a description of its goals, and a list of required and 
elective courses. After formal approval by the faculty adviser, the 
student, and the director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, 
this agreement will constitute the requirements of the student's 
major. 

Students interested in the individually designed thematic option 
should declare their major as soon as possible, ideally no later than 
the first term of the junior year. Regardless of when the major is 
declared, students must enroll in a minimum of 21 units in the 
major following formal approval of the program of study. No 
unapproved program of study may be used for graduation. 

Requirements 

1. A formally approved program of study consisting of a minimum 
of 45 units in the major. 

2. At least 21 of these units must be taken after formal approval of 
the program of study. 

3. The required 45 units must incorporate courses from at least 
three departments or programs. 

4. All course work must be upper-division unless the faculty advis- 
er and the Interdisciplinary Studies program director approve 
the inclusion of some particularly significant course work at the 
lower-division level. For example, a course important to the 
thematic option may exist only at the lower division. 



FORMALLY DESIGNED MAJOR TRACKS 

There are at present four formally designed major tracks, each 
designed by an interdisciplinary faculty committee. Students inter- 
ested in any of these programs should contact the coordinator of 
the track. 

Major Tracks 

American Studies 
Animal Behavior 
Asian Studies 
Latin American Studies 

MINORS 

Interdisciplinary minors offer an excellent complement to majors in 
traditional disciplines. Students in any major may elect to pursue 
one of these minors. 

Minors/Tracks 

African and African American Studies Minor 

American Studies Minor 

Asian Studies Minor 

Business, Communication and the Liberal Arts Minor 

Classical Studies Minor 

Comparative Ethnic Studies Minor 

Irish Studies Minor 

Jewish Studies Minor 

Latin American Studies Minor 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Minor 

The specific requirements for each of the formally designed major 
tracks and minors are described below. 

AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN 
STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Lena Ampadu (English, Coordinator), 
Omar Ali (History), Elizabeth Clifford (Sociology, 
Anthropology and Criminal Justice), Matthew Durington 
(Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice), John 
Gissendanner (English), Art King (Office of Diversity 
Resources), Wayne McKim (Geography and Environmental 
Planning), John Murungi (Philosophy and Religious Studies), 
Jo-Ann Pilardi (Philosophy and Religious Studies), Katia 
Sainson (Modern Languages), Evangeline Wheeler 
(Psychology), Donn Worgs (Political Science) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 301B, 410-704-521 1 

The Program 

The African and African American Studies minor offers the student 
the opportunity to study in-depth the historical and social experi- 
ences and cultural contributions of Africans and peoples of African 
descent in a global perspective. It also provides a critical perspec- 
tive on race in American society. An interdisciplinary program con- 
centrating mainly in the humanities, the curriculum of the African 
and African American Studies minor offers students the opportunity 
to customize their course work by exploring a range of subjects in 
various disciplines. Students must complete 21 units for the minor. 

Requirements for the Minor 

The minor in African and African American Studies requires 21 
units. To fulfill the requirements for the minor in African and 
African American Studies, students must take one required course. 
Students should choose the remaining 18 units from a list of elec- 
tive courses approved by the advisory committee. 



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Required Core Course (3 units) 

AFST 201 Main Themes in African American Studies (3) 

Electives (18 units) 

Students should take courses in at least three different disciplines; 

12 units must be in upper-level courses. 

ENGL 233 Survey of African American Literature (3) 

or 
ENGL 234 Major Writers in African American Literature (3) 
ENGL 336 Post-Colonial Literature: Caribbean Literature (3) 
ENGL 347 World Literature Written in English: African Women 

Writers (3) 
ENGL 477 Topics in Black American Literature (content varies) 

(3) 
PHIL 251 African American Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 204 Race, Class and Gender (3) 

PHIL 270 Topics: Philosophical Perspectives (3) 

GEOG 431 Geography of Africa (3) 
ANTH 373 Anthropology of African Media (3) 
ARTH 335 African-American Art (3) 
HIST 135 African History and Culture (3) 

HIST 328 History of East Africa (3) 

HIST 328 History of South Africa (3) 

HIST 381 African American History to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

HIST 382 African American History since the Mid-19th 

Century (3) 
AFST 411 African American Perspectives (3) 

POSC 470 The PoHtics of Urban Education (3) 

SOCI 241 Blacks in America: Myths and Realities (3) 

SOCI 243 Race, Class and Gender (3) 

SOCI 341 Class, Status and Power (3) 

SOCI 343 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (3) 

SOCI 37x Race and Crime (3) 

MUSC 123 History of Jazz (3) 

or 
MUSC 125 Honors History of Jazz 
THEA 303 Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theater (3) 

or 
THEA 304 Honors Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theater (3) 
PSYC 432 Cross-Cultural Psychology ( 3 ) 

WMST 370 Topics in Women's Studies: Women of Color (3) 
KNES 470 Racism in Sport (3) 

AMERICAN STUDIES TRACK/INTERDISCIPLINARY 
STUDIES MAJOR 

Coordinator: Paul Douglas (English) 

OFHCE 

Linthicum Hall 218G, 410-704-2943 

The Program 

The American Studies Track is an interdisciplinary program allow- 
ing students to take courses in different academic departments that 
focus on the concept of American culture. The American studies 
approach emphasizes the interrelatedness of history, literature, the 
arts and popular culture. Students examine American institutions, 
ideas and material forms in order to better understand their past 
and shape their futures. The track is designed for those students 
who may wish to have careers in fields such as teaching, law, muse- 
um work, and journalism where a broad knowledge of American 
history and culture is desirable. 

A minor is available for those students with another major who 
want to learn more about American culture. 

Students interested in material culture or museum work have the 
opportunit)' to receive credit for internships at a number of area 
museums or historical sites. 

Requirements for the Track 

Students majoring in the American Studies Track must complete 45 
units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. 



Required Lower-Division Courses (12 units) 

AMST 201 Introduction to American Studies (3) 

plus 9 units from the following: 
ANTH 209 Anthropology of American Culture (3) 
ARTH 113 Myths and Stories in Art History (3) 
ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature (3) 
HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the United States since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

MLISC 111 Introduction to American Music (3) 
POSC 103 American National Government (3) 

Required Upper-Division Courses (33 units) 

No more than 9 units may be taken in any one department. 

Anthropology 

ANTH 311 Archaeology of Maryland (3) 

ANTH 365 North American Indians (3) 

ANTH 383 North American Archaeology (3) 

ANTH 387 Native American Archaeoastronomy (3) 

American Studies 

AMST 491 Directed Readings ( 3 ) 

AMST 497 Internship in Material Culture (3) 



Art History 

ARTH 337 
ARTH 338 

English 

ENGL 331 
ENGL 353 
ENGL 431 
ENGL 432 
ENGL 433 
ENGL 435 
ENGL 436 
ENGL 437 
ENGL 438 
ENGL 473 
ENGL 476 
ENGL 477 

Geographv 
GEOG 420 
GEOG 423 

History 

HIST 306 
HIST 331 
HIST 332 
HIST 345 
HIST 346 
HIST 347 
HIST 349 
HIST 350 
HIST 351 
HIST 352 
HIST 359 
HIST 360 
HIST 361 
HIST 363 
HIST 364 
HIST 366 
HIST 367 
HIST 368 
HIST 370 
HIST 374 
HIST 375 
HIST 378 
HIST 379 
HIST 380 
HIST 381 
HIST 382 

HIST 385 
HIST 389 
HIST 397 



An and Architecture of the U.S. I (3) 
Art and Architecture of the U.S. n (3) 



American Drama (3) 

History of American English (3) 

Literature of the American Romantic Period (3) 

Literature of the American Realistic Period (3) 

American Short Story (3) 

Development of the American Novel; 19th Century (3) 

Development of the American Novel: 20th Century (3) 

American Poetry through Frost (3) 

Modern American Poetry (3) 

Topics in American Literature (3) 

Topics in Multiethnic American Literature (3) 

Topics in Black American Literature (3) 



Geography of Anglo America (3) 
Geography of Maryland (3) 



Women in 20th-century American History (3) 
American Military History 1898-1945 (3)' 
American Military History since 1945 (3) 
The American Colonies: 1492-1763 (3) 
The American Revolutionary Period: 1763-1789 (3) 
The Early National Period (3) 
The Civil War (3) 
The Era of Reconstruction (3) 
The U.S. Age of Enterprise (3) 
The U.S. Age of Reform (3) 
TheF.D.R. Era (3) 
Recent American History (3) 
Gays and Lesbians in U.S. History (3) 
Social History of the U.S. to 1865 (3) 
Social History of the U.S. since 1865 (3) 
History of American Business (3) 
Development of the U.S. Constitution (3) 
The Bill of Rights and the Constitution (3) 
Diplomatic History of the U.S. (3) 
The Far Western Frontier (3) 
The City in American History (3) 
Immigrants and Immigration (3) 
History of Native Americans; The East (3) 
History of Native Americans; The West (3) 
African-American History to the Mid-19th Century (3) 
African- American History from the Mid- 19th 

Century (3) 
American Labor (3) 
Roots of Rock and Roll (3) 
History of Maryland (3) 



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Kinesiology 

KNES 357 
KNES 441 
KNES 451 

Music 

MUSC 421 
MUSC 426 

Philosophy 
PHIL 326 

Political Science 
POSC 305 
POSC 355 
POSC 381 
POSC 383 
POSC 384 
POSC 417 
POSC 418 
POSC 419 

POSC 432 
POSC 441 

Sociology 
SOCI 329 
SOCI 356 



Sport in Film (3) 

The American Woman in Sport (3) 

History of Spon in America (3) 



American Music (3) 
Jazz History (3) 



American Philosophy (3) 



Urban Government and Politics (3) 

The Latin American Policy of the U.S. (3) 

The Presidency (3) 

Congress (3) 

The Judicial System (3) 

American Political Parties (3) 

Constitutional Law and Politics (3) 

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: The First and Fourteenth 

Amendments (3) 

U.S.-Russian Relations (3) 

Contemporary U.S.-Western European Relations (3) 



Demography (3) 
Prisons in America (3) 



Other courses relating to American culture may be substituted with 
the approval of the program coordinator. 

AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR 

The minor in American Studies is designed for students majoring in 
another discipHne who wish to learn more about American 
culture. Students minoring in American Studies must complete 21 
units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. 

Required Lower-Division Courses (9 units) 

AMST 201 Introduction to American Studies (3) 

Plus 

6 units from the following: 

ANTH 209 Anthropology of American Culture (3) 

ARTH 113 Myths and Stories in American Art (3) 

ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature (3) 

HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the United States since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

MUSC 1 1 1 Introduction to American Music (3) 
POSC 103 American National Government (3) 

Required Upper-Division Courses (12 units) 
Students choose 12 units from the above list of upper-division 
courses for the major. No more than 6 units may be taken in any 
one department. Students should select courses in consultation with 
the American Studies coordinator. 



ANIMAL BEHAVIOR TRACK/INTERDISCIPLINARY 
STUDIES MAJOR 

Advisory Committee: Donald Forester (Biological Sciences), Paz 
Galupo [Psychology, Co-Coordmator), Craig Johnson 
(Psychology), Scott Johnson (Biological Sciences), Jay Nelson 
(Biological Sciences), Herbert Petri (Psychology), Joan Rabin 
(Psychology), Gerald Robinson (Biological Sciences), Aubrey 
Scarbrough (Biological Sciences), Erik Scully (Biological 
Sciences, Co-Coordinator), Richard Siegel (Biological Sciences), 
Joel Snodgrass (Biological Sciences) 

OFFICE 

Smith Hall 261, 410-704-3012 

The Program 

The study of animal behavior has received an increasing amount 
of attention from the public because of the emphasis placed by 
zoological parks on behavioral biology and the large number of 
presentations in the media regarding animal behavior and sociobi- 
ology. 

The Animal Behavior Track is designed to offer a solid founda- 
tion in the diverse approaches used to study behavioral biology. 
The program uses a carefully selected combination of courses in 
biology and psychology to achieve this goal. In addition, students 
are required to complete either an independent research project or 
an internship in order to apply their knowledge in an intensive 
research experience. 

Students who complete the program may be qualified for posi- 
tions at zoological parks, aquariums and nature centers. In addi- 
tion, they will have the necessary technical knowledge to pursue a 
career in freelance writing about animal behavior. However, stu- 
dents who are considering attending graduate school will need to 
complete additional courses in either biology or psychology. Most 
of the students currently enrolled in the program also are majoring 
in either Biology or Psychology. 

Students who are considering the Animal Behavior Track must 
meet with one of the program coordinators before declaring 
Interdisciplinary Studies as a major. 

Requirements for the Track 

The Animal Behavior Track requires students to complete 45 units 
with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. If 45 units have not been 
reached following completion of the required courses, the addi- 
tional course or courses must be taken from the biology or psy- 
chology electives list (see below). 



Required Courses (31-32 units) 


BIOL 110 


Contemporary General Biology (4) 


PSYC 101 


Introduction to Psychology (3) 


BIOL 207 


General Zoology (4) 


PSYC 212 


Behavioral Statistics (4) 


BIOL 371 


Animal Behavior (3) 


PSYC 460 


Ethology and Comparative Psychology (3) 


PSYC 314 


Research Methods in Psychology (4) 


BIOL 381 


or 

Biological Literature (3) 


BIOL 413 


Evolution (3) 


PSYC 491 


Independent Investigation in Psychology (3)# 


BIOL 491 


or 

Independent Research in Biology (3)# 


BIOL 493 


or 

Internship in Biology 


IDIS 495 


or 

Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies (3) 



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Biology Eleaives 

A minimum of two courses from the following': 

BIOL 35 1 Field and Systematic Vertebrate Zoology (4) 

BIOL 353 Invertebrate Zoologv' (4) 

BIOL 367 Endocrinologv (3) 

BIOL 402 General Ecolog>- (4) 

BIOL 456 Ormthologv- (4) 

BIOL 458 Mammalogy (4) 

BIOL 46 1 Entomology' (4) 

BIOL 465 Mammalian Physiology (4) 

BIOL 467 Herpetology (4) 

BIOL 469 Comparative Animal Physiology (4) 

BIOL 481 Directed Readmgs m Biology (l-3)# 

Psychology Electives 

.4 minimum of two courses from the following *: 

PSYC 305 Psychology of Learning (3) 

PSYC 309 Psvchopharmacology (3) 

PSYC 315 Motivation (3) 

PSYC 317 Sensation and Perception (3) 

PSYC 341 Environmental Psychology (3) 

PSYC 381 Readings in Psychology (l-3)# 

PSYC 447 Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives (3) 

PSYC 465 Physiological Psychology ( 3 ) 

PSYC 486 Advanced Experimental Design (3) 

PSYC 470-479 Special Topics in Psychology* 

#Must be approved by coordinator 

"Students should consult this catalog for course prerequisites and discuss 

all course selections with their advisers. 

ASIAN STUDIES TRACK/INTERDISCIPLINARY 
STUDIES MAJOR 

Advisory Committee: Samuel Collins iSociology, Anthropology 
and Criminal Justice), Karl Fugelso (Art), Douglas Herman 
[Geography and Environmental Planning, Co-coordinator), 
Jeong-Joon Lee [Economics), Jenny Li [Modern Languages), 
Junko Morishita [Modern Languages), Steven Phillips (History, 
Co-coordinator) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 119A, 410-704-2912 

The Program 

The Asian Studies Track within the Interdisciplinary Studies major 
is designed to offer students an interdisciplinar>' program of study 
of various dimensions of the Asian world. Students may plan a 
course of study that concentrates on a particular aspect of Asian 
civilization or on a particular sub-region of Asia. One might, for 
example, focus on the art and philosophy of various Asian peoples, 
or instead, one might choose to concentrate on Chinese, Indian or 
Japanese civilization, studying both the traditional and modern 
societ\-, its physical setting, and its political and economic develop- 
ment. In order to build a sound program of study, which meets 
both the individual student's needs and the Interdisciplinary Studies 
requirements, it is essential that students work closely with an 
adviser in planning the program and selecting courses. 

A second option open to students interested in specializing in 
Asian Studies is the International Studies major with a regional spe- 
cialization. 

Requirements for the Track 

1 . Twelve units of a foreign language appropriate to the student's 
designated area of interest in Asia. The Asian language courses 
presently offered at Towson are listed below. The Advisory 
Committee may waive the language requirement for native 
speakers of Japanese, Chinese or another language related to the 
student's course of study. In this case, students must earn a total 
of 45 units instead of the 33 detailed in point 2 below. 



2. A minimum of 33 units selected from the following list of courses, 
but with courses from at least three departments (in addition to 
language) represented. Other courses not shown on the list, but 
which are relevant to Asia (such as directed readings courses and 
Minimester courses) may be accepted with the approval of the 
Advisory Committee. Excluding language courses, no more than 
four courses below the 300 level may be taken for credit in this 
program. 

3. All courses must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 
or higher 

4. Students may transfer up to 21 credits toward the completion of 
the major 



Approved Courses 



Art History 

ARTH 330 
ARTH 331 
ARTH 333 

Geography 
GEOG 443 
GEOG 445 
GEOG 447 

History 

HIST 107 
HIST 109 
HIST 110 
HIST 111 
HIST 117 
HIST 118 
HIST 310 
HIST 311 
HIST 312 
HIST 313 
HIST 315 
HIST 316 
HIST 318 
HIST 319 
HIST 320 
HIST 340 



Eastern Asia Art and Architecture (3) 
Art of China (3) 
Art of Japan (3) 



Geography of East Asia (3) 
Geography of Southeast Asia (3) 
Geography of the Middle East (3) 



Introduction to History of Islamic Civilization (3) 
Introduction to the Civilization of India (3) 
East Asian Civilizations to the 17th Century (3) 
Modern East Asia since the 17th Century (3) 
Islamic History (3) 
Survey of Middle Eastern History (3) 
Nationalism in East and Southeast Asia (3) 
Traditional India: Its Historical Development (3) 
History of Modern India (3) 
History of Modern Southeast Asia (3) 
Imperial China: The Last Dynasty (3) 
Revolutionary China (3) 
Modern Korea (3) 
Japan: 1830-1930(3) 
Japan: 1930-Present (3) 
Israel/Palestine (3) 



Language 

CHNS 10 1-102 Elementary Modern Chinese 1, H (3, 3) 
CHNS 20 1-202 Chinese Intermediate I U (3, 3) 
JPNS 101-102 Japanese Elements I, n (3, 3) 
JPNS 201-202 Japanese Intermediate I, II (3, 3) 

Philosophy-Rehgious Studies 

PHIL 219 Introduction to Asian Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 301 Philosophies of India (3) 

PHIL 302 Philosophies of China and Japan (3) 

PHIL 357 Comparative Religion (3) 



Political Science 

POSC439 
POSC 445 



U.S. Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia (3) 
U.S. Foreign Policy in South Asia (3) 



Sociology-Anthropology-Criminal Justice 

ANTH 370 Korea and Globalization (3) 
ANTH 331 Eskimo Ethnography (3) 
ANTH 367 Peoples of the Middle East (3) 

ASIAN STUDIES MINOR 

The minor in Asian Studies is designed for students majoring in 
another discipline yet interested in acquiring knowledge of Asian 
nations and cultures without completing the major program above. 
Students minoring in Asian Studies must complete 21 units from 
the courses listed above with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 
in each course. No more than three courses (9 units) may be lower- 
division. Students must select courses in at least three disciplines in 
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Asian Languages 

There is no language requirement for the Asian Studies minor 
However, students are encouraged to begin the study of an Asian 
language. One 3-unit, 100-level language course may be applied 
toward lower-division course units. 

BUSINESS, COMMUNICATION AND THE LIBERAL 
ARTS MINOR 

Director: Linda Mahin [English) 



OFFICE 

Lmthicum Hall 201 D, 410- 



'04-5197 



The Program 

The mterdisciplinary minor in Business, Communication and the 
Liberal Arts (BCLA) was developed in 1997 in response to needs 
expressed by national and local business executives. Students pos- 
sessing this minor to complement their major will help meet the 
growing demand for graduates who have strong oral and written 
communication skills, the ability to think critically and creatively 
in solvmg problems, and a general knowledge of business culture 
and practices. 

Minor in Business, Communication and the Liberal Arts 

This rigorous minor for liberal arts majors and others consists of 
24 units. The minor emphasizes the skills that are important for 
successful job performance over time and recognizes the business 
community's need for broadly educated, articulate college gradu- 
ates. Application materials are available in the interdisciplinary 
studies office, the admissions office, the Academic Advising Center, 
or by calling Dr Mahin, 410-704-5197. Applications can be made 
at any time, but please see the director, as well as including the 
minor on your declaration of major/minor form. 

Required Courses (24 units) 

ACCT 201" Accounting Principles I (3) 

BUSX 101 Introduction to Business (3) 

COMM 315 Business and Professional Communication (3) 

cose 111' Information Technology for Business (3) 

ECON 201' Microeconomic Principles (3) 

ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (3) 

PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3) 

And one course selected from the following: 

ANTH 209* Anthropolog)' of American Culture (3) 

ENGL 263 Tradition and Form in Western Fiction (3) 

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3) 

POSC 107 Introduction to International Relations (3) 

Recommended Courses 

Students in the BCLA minor are encouraged to enroll in some of 
the following courses to fulfill graduation requirements. Students 
should discuss these options with their advisers. These recom- 
mended courses may not be used to replace any of the minor 
requirements. 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 
COMM 379 Intercultural Communication (3) 
ECON 202* Macroeconomic Principles (3) 
FREN 331 French for Business (3) 

GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 
GERM 331 German for Business (3) 

HIST 146 History of the U.S. smce the Mid-19th Century (3) 

IDIS 460-469 Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies (3) 
LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3) 
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 
MNGT 361 Management and Organization Theory (3) 



PSYC 327 Industrial Psychology (3) 

SOCI 334 Industrial Sociology (3) 

SOCI 335 Medical Sociology '(3) 

SPAN 331 Spanish for Business (3) 

* Honors College versions of these courses may be used to also fulfill 

Honors College requirements. 

CLASSICAL STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Jennifer Ballengee (English), Rose Ann 
Christian (Philosophy and Religious Studies), Victor Fisher 
(Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal justice), John McLucas 
(Modern Languages), Allaire Stallsmith (History, Coordinator), 
Sandra Tatman (Art History) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 217, 410-704-2911 
E-mail: astallsmith@towson.edu 

The Program 

Classical Studies includes the study of Greek and Latin and of 
ancient history and civilization, extending from the Paleolithic to 
the fall of the Roman Empire in the West in A.D. 476, which have 
formed the core of liberal arts learning in the West for centuries. 
The Classical Studies minor incorporates courses drawn from the 
language, literature, philosophy, history, archaeology, art, theatre, 
geography, religious studies and Jewish studies programs, offering 
students an opportunity to specialize in the disciplines of antiquity. 
The Classical Studies minor helps students majoring in various 
fields to focus their interests and gives coherence to their programs. 

Trained to integrate the past with the present, classicists are 
found not only in their traditional havens-universities, museums, 
archaeological projects, and research centers-hut also as valuable 
team members in such diverse fields as international business, pub- 
lic educational programs, documentary filmmaking, publishing, 
marketing, mass communications, medicine, and the law. 

Students in the Baltimore-Washington area have unique oppor- 
tunities for research and hands-on learning at the Walters Art 
Museum, the Center for Hellenic Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, the 
Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and the libraries of Johns 
Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. 

Minor in Classical Studies 

The minor in Classical Studies consists of 24 units. It is designed fot 
students who would like to take a specialized core of classical stud- 
ies courses. 

Required Courses (9 units) 

HIST 101 Introduction to .Ancient Civilizations (3) 

LATN 101 Latin Elements I (3) 

LATN 102 Latin Elements II (3) 

or 
GRK 103 Ancient Greek Elements I (3) 

GRK 104 Ancient Greek Elements II (3) 

NOTE: The language requirement may be waived by passing a pro- 
ficiency exam; in that case, 6 units would be made up by choices 
from the recommended courses listed below. 

Recommended Courses (15 units) 

Five additional courses (15 units) should be chosen from the fol- 
lowing list, with no more than two courses (6 units) in any one 
department. 

Anthropology 

ANTH 208 Human Evolution .md Prehistory (3) 

ANTH 381 Archaeological Methods and Theory (3) 



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Art History 

ARTH301 
ARTH 306 

English 
ENGL 243 
ENGL 341 
ENGL 343 
ENGL 351 

Geography 
GEOG 109 
GEOG 357 

History 

HIST 2:'5 
HIST 301 
HIST 303 
HIST 304 
HIST 305 

Latin 

LATN 201-202 Latin Intermediate I/II (3,3) 

LATN 301-302 Advanced Readings in Latin I/II (3,3) 

Philosophy 

PHIL 22 1 Ancient Greek Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 322 Hellenistic and Medieval Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 470 Plato (3) 

Rehgious Studies 

RLST 206 Judaism, Christianity and Islam (3) 

RLST 355 Introduction to the New Testament (3) 



Origins ofWestern Art (3) 
Classical Art and Archaeology (3) 



Introduction to Classical Mythology (3) 
History and Literature of the Old Testament (3) 
Myth and Literature (3) 
Historical Linguistics (3) 



Introduction to Human Geography (3) 
Cultural Geography (3) 



History of Ancient Israel (3) 

Ancient Near Eastern Civihzations (3) 

Alexander the Great and His Successors (3) 

Ancient Greek Civilization (3) 

Roman Civilization (3) 



Theatre 
THEA211 



History of Theatre and Drama to 1600 (3) 



COMPARATIVE ETHNIC STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Lena Ampadu {English), Evelyn Avery 
(English, Coordinator), Elizabeth Clifford (Sociology, 
Anthropology and Criminal Justice), John Gissendanner 
(English), Frances Rothstein (Sociology, Anthropology and 
Criminal Justice) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 219D, 410-704-2865 

The Program 

More than 100 years ago Walt Whitman described America as a 
"nation of nations." Today, the United States remains a nation of 
many peoples who have blended their Old World traditions with 
their New World experiences. Ethnic diversity is especially evident 
in Baltimore where Black, Greek, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Jewish, 
Polish, Ukrainian, and American Indian individuals and others 
retain distinctive identities and contribute to the vitality of the 
nation. The minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies is designed for 
students who wish to have a broader and deeper understanding of 
the variety of peoples who comprise American culture. It is a mean- 
ingful complement to any major. The minor offers an interdiscipli- 
nary approach and exposure to different cultures in America. 

Minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies 

The minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies consists of 18 units of 
required and elective courses. Each course must be completed with 
a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

Required Courses (6 units) 

ENGL 235 Ethnic-American Literature (3) 
SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 



Electives (12 units) 

No more than two courses may be at the 200 level. No more than 

two courses may be taken in any one discipline. 

ANTH 365 North American Indians (3) 

ANTH 388 Peasant Cultures (3) 

ECON 333 Economics of Poverty and Discrimination (3) 

ECON 351 Urban Economics (3) 

ENGL 233 Survey of African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 234 Major Writers in African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 236 American Indian Literature 1772-Present (3) 

ENGL 239 Modern Jewish Literature (3) 

ENGL 476 Topics in Multiethnic Literature (3)' 

ENGL 477 Topics in Black-American Literature (3) 

GEOG 385 Population and Settlement (3) 

HIST 277 A Survey of Jewish History (3) 

HIST 375 The City in American History (3) 

HIST 378 Immigrants and Immigration in the United States (3) 

HIST 379 History of Native Americans: The East (3) 

HIST 380 History of Native Americans: The West (3) 

HIST 381 African-American History to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

HIST 382 African-American History from the Mid-19th Century (3) 

POSC 305 Urban Government and Politics (3) 

SOCI 241 Blacks in America: Myths and Reality (3) 

SOCI 370-379 Topics in Sociology (3) 

(The American Jewish Community, when offered) 

*Topics in Muhiethnic Literature (ENGL 476) may be taken 
only once for the minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies. 

IRISH STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Evelyn Avery (English), Thomas Casciero 
(Theatre Arts), John Connolly (English), James Coughlin 
(Mathematics), James DiLisio (Geography and Environmental 
Planning), Colleen Ebacher (Modern Languages), K Edgington 
(English), Clarinda Harriss (English), Michael Keating 
(English), James Paulsen (Art), Joseph Rudolph (Political 
Science), Timothy Sullivan (Economics) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 108, 410-704-2128 
E-mail: cebacher@towson.edu 

The Program 

The Irish Studies minor draws on the resources of several different 
departments in various colleges of the university. The minor is 
designed for students whose intellectual interest is focused on 
another discipline, but who would like to enhance their knowledge 
of Irish culture under the scholarly guidance of faculty members 
in an organized program. The program offers an interdisciplinary 
approach to the study of the Irish experience by way of various 
viewpoints and methodologies. The Irish Studies minor comple- 
ments major academic programs of study such as art, English, eco- 
nomics, geography, history, political science and theatre. This pro- 
gram provides an option for any student in the university inter- 
ested in Irish culture. 

The Irish Studies minor is constantly subject to revision and 
expansion as a result of regular evaluation and review by an advi- 
sory committee representing participating departments. New 
courses, special topics, Minimester courses, directed research and 
travel study may be accepted for this minor with the approval of 
the advisory committee. Units toward the minor may also be 
earned as part of a study abroad program in Ireland with the 
approval of the Irish Studies Advisory Committee prior to the expe- 
rience. Application for study abroad must be made through the 
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Minor in Irish Studies 

A minimum of 21 units is required for the Irish Studies minor. 

Required Courses (6 units) 

HIST 201 A Survey of Irish History (3) 

ENGL 229 Modern Irish Literature (3) 

Electives (15 units, 9 upper-level) 

No more than two courses may be taken in any one discipline without 
permission. 



Art 

ART 311 
ART 339 
ART 407 
ARTH 495 

Economics 

ECON 470 

ECON 495 

English 

ENGL 235 
ENGL 413 
ENGL 476 

Geography 

GEOG 448 
GEOG451 
GEOG 494 
GEOG 495 
GEOG 496 

History 

HIST 496 
HIST 497 



Wood: Concept and Process (3) 
Metal: Concept and Process (3) 
Ceramics: Clay Sculpture (3) 
Independent Study in Art History (3) 



Topics in Economics: Irish and British Economic 
Development (3) 
Independent Study (1-3) 



Ethnic-American Literature (3) 

Irish Literary Revival (3) 

Topics in Multiethnic American Literature (3) 



Conflict in Ireland (3) 
Geography of Europe (3) 
Travel and Study in Ireland (3-6) 
Directed Readings in Geography (3) 
Independent Study in Geography (l-< 



Directed Individual Research (2-4) 
Directed Reading (2-4) 



Irish Studies 

IRST 465-467 Topics in Irish Studies (3) 



The Jewish Studies minor also provides students with not only a 
link to the past, but with a connection to the present and future. 
The minor also focuses on Jewish culture, education, politics, val- 
ues and way of life, and how the Jewish community interacts with 
society as a whole. Although not as comprehensive as a concen- 
tration, the minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to the 
Jewish experience, set in the wider conte.xt of ancient and modern 
society. Knowledge of Judaism is essential to understanding 
Christianity and Islam, so a minor in Jewish Studies will appeal to 
those from different religious backgrounds. 

A minor in Jewish Studies can provide students with many 
opportunities, including departmental internships and work in 
communal service or education. Students with a minor in Jewish 
Studies have gone on to pursue careers in education, social work, 
journalism, fund-raising, and counseling, as well as in Jewish 
organizations. 

Students from throughout the university are welcome to under- 
take the minor, despite its course concentration in the College of 
Liberal Arts. 

The Jewish Studies minor will be subject to revision and expan- 
sion in the future, as courses are evaluated by a permanent adviso- 
ry committee which will monitor the program. New courses, spe- 
cial topics, or Minimester courses may be accepted for the minor, 
or counted toward it, with the approval of the advisory commit- 
tee. 

Minor in Jewish Studies 

A minimum of 21 units is required for the minor in Jewish Studies. 

Required Courses (6 units) 

HIST 277 A Survey of Jewish History (3) 

ENGL 239 Modern Jewish Literature (3) 

or 
ENGL 249 Honors Modern Jewish Literature (3) 

Electives (15 units, 12 upper-level) 

No more than two courses may be taken in any discipbne. 



Political Science 

POSC 470 Ethnic Conflict and Public Policy (3) 



Theatre Arts 

THEA 271 



Special Topics: Modern Irish Theater (3) 



In all electives to be used in the Irish Studies minor, the student's 
research paper, directed readings, or major project must be related 
to Ireland and the Irish culture. Other courses related to Irish 
Studies may be elected with the permission of the Irish Studies 
advisers. 

JEWISH STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Evelyn Avery {English, Coordinator), Rose 
Ann Christian (Philosophy and Religious Studies), Barry 
Frieman (Early Childhood Education), Howard Kaplon 
(Mathematics), Nitza Nachmias (Political Science), Douglas 
Pryor (Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice), Allaire 
Stallsmith (History) 



English 
ENGL 235 
ENGL 253 
ENGL 341 
ENGL 476 



History 

HIST 275 
HIST 484 



Philosophy 

PHIL 105 
PHIL 206 
PHIL 353 
PHIL 357 



Ethnic-American Literature (3) 

The Bible and Literature (3) 

History and Literature of the Old Testament (3) 

Topics in Multiethnic Literature (when applicable to 

Jewish Studies) (3) 



Ancient Israel (3) 

Topics in History (when applicable to Jewish Studies) 

(3) 



Introduction to the Study of Religion (3) 
Judaism, Christianity and Islam (3) 
Philosophy of Religion (3) 
Comparative Religions (3) 



Sociology-Anthropology 

SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SOCI 370-379 Topics in Sociology (The American Jewish 
Community, when offered) (3) 



OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 219D, 410-704-2865 
Fax: 410-704-3999 

The Program 

Drawing on the resources of six different departments, the Jewish 
Studies minor is designed for students whose vocational and/or 
intellectual interest centers on another discipline, but who would 
also like to deepen their knowledge of Jewish history, literature and 
religion in an organized, directed manner 



Hebrew 

HEBR 101-102 Elements of Hebrew I, II (3, 3) 

Other courses related to Jewish Studies may be elected with the 
permission of the Jewish Studies advisers. 



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LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES TRACK/ 
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES MAJOR 

Advisory Committee: Colleen Ebacher (Modern Languages), Jose 
Lopez-Gonzalez {Philosophy and Religious Studies), Cristina 
Magaldi (Music), Ronn Pineo (History, Coordinator), Lea 
Ramsdell (Modern Languages), Frances Rothstein (Sociology, 
Anthropology and Criminal Justice), Sandra Tatman (Art) 



OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 119N, 410-704- 



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The Program 

The Latin American Studies Track within the Interdisciplinary 
Studies major allows students to approach the study of Latin 
America as an area from an interdisciplinary perspective. It is an 
appropriate track for those intending to pursue Latin American 
Studies or Spanish at the graduate level, for those anticipating living 
or working in Latin America, or for those wishing to acquire 
expertise in Latin America for a career in government or business. 

The Latin American Studies Committee administers the pro- 
gram. Students should select one of the members of the committee 
as an adviser. 

Training in Latin American studies is an excellent preparation 
for careers in education, business and government. Graduates find 
employment with business such as export/import companies, 
international banks, tour and travel companies, and the interna- 
tional media. Government agencies, such as the State Department 
and the Department of Immigration seek individuals trained in 
Latin American studies. Employment opportunities exist for trans- 
lators, researchers, and in other areas. 

Requirements for the Track 

Students in the Latin American Studies Track complete SPAN 301 
or its equivalent, and a minimum of 36 units. The track requires 6 
units in foundations courses, 6 units in advanced study courses, a 
6-unit capstone experience, and 18 units of electives. Students must 
complete a minimum of 6 units in at least three of the following 
disciplines: anthropology, art history, history, geography, music, 
applied music, political science or Spanish. 

Like all Interdisciplinary Studies majors, students choosing this 
track must complete a total of at least 45 units of upper-division 
course work from the departments of arts and sciences. 

All course work must be completed with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher. 



1. Foundations (6 units) 

" ■ ""' Latin America: Issues and Approaches (3) (Cornerstone) 
iFH. I.R) 



LAST 100 
HIST 122 



GenEd. I.E.; 

Latin America: National Period (3) 



'LAST 100 may be waived by the coordinator of Latm American Studies 
if the student has already completed the GenEd LB. requirement at the time 
the student enters the Latin American Studies Program. The student may 
select any 3-unit elective as a replacement. 

2. Advanced Study (6 units) 

Select two of the following: 

ANTH 353 Latinas in the Americas (3) 

HIST 324 Democratization in Latin America (3) 

pose 351 The Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilizations of the Spanish-Speaking 

Peoples II (3) 
SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Cultures (3) 



3. Capstone Experience (6 units) 

Latin American Studies students should plan early how they intend 
to fulfill their capstone requirement. Participation in the study 
abroad program in Latin America is strongly recommended. 

Option One (recommended) 

Study Abroad Experience in Latin America (see guidelines) 

Option Two 

Select two of the following: 

LAST 491-492 Directed Readings in Latin American Studies (3-6) 

LAST 497 Internship in Latin American Studies (3-6) 

HONR 499 Honors Thesis (in Latm American Studies Themes) (3)* 

'open to departmental honors program students only 

4. Electives (18 units) 

Select an additional 18 units from the list of approved units in Latin 
American Studies below. 



Anthropology 

ANTH 351 
ANTH 353 
ANTH 366 
ANTH 369 
ANTH 370-379 
ANTH 470-479 
ANTH 491 
ANTH 492 
ANTH 495 
ANTH 498 
ANTH 499 
*when concerned 

Art History 

ARTH 339 

Geography 
GEOG 461 
GEOG 470-479 
GEOG 494 
GEOG 495 
GEOG 496 



Drugs in the .\mericas (3) 

Latinas in the Americas (3) 

South American Indians (3) 

Tradition and Revolution in Latin .\merican Society (3) 

Topics in Anthropology ^(3) 

Special Topics in Anthropology' (3) 

Internship I in Anthropology* (3) 

Intetnship II in Anthropology' (3) 

Independent Research' (3) 

Honors Readings in Anthropology' (4) 

Honors Thesis in Anthropology' (4) 

with Latin America 



Latin American Art: 1800 to Present (3) 



Geography of Latin America (3) 
Topics in Geography' (3) 
Travel and Study' (3-6) 
Directed Readings in Geography* (3) 
Directed Study in Geography' (1-6) 



'when concerned with Latin America 

History 

HIST 121 Latin America: Colonial Period (3) 

HIST 30" The .\ndean Republics (3) 

HIST 321 History of Mexico: Colonial Period (3) 

HIST 322 History of Mexico: National Period (3) 

HIST 324 Democratization in Latin America (3) 

HIST 484 Historical Themes' (3) 

HIST 493 Internship' (3-6) 

HIST 497 Directed Readings' (1-4) 

HIST 498 Honors Directed Readings' (2-4) 

HIST 499 Honors Thesis' (4-8 ) 

'when concerned with Latin America 

International Studies 

INST 494 International Studies Abroad' (3) 

INST 496 International Studies Research' (3) 

'when concerned with Latin America 



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Latin American Studies 

LAST 484 Special Topics in Latin American Studies (3) 

LAST 491-492 Directed Readmgs m Latin American Studies (3) 
LAST 497 Internship in Latin American Studies (3-6) 

Music Applied 

MUSA 170, 370 World Music Ensemble*(l) 
'when concerned with Lcitm America 

Music 

MUSC 110 Honors Introduction to World Music' (3) 

MUSC 471 Special Topics in Music* (3) 

*when concerned with Latin America 



Philosophy 

PHIL 328 

Political Science 
POSC351 
POSC 355 
POSC 385 

POSC 437 



Latin American Philosophy (3) 



Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 
Latin American Policy of the U.S. (3) 
Model Organization of American States (3) 
(available only as Independent Study) 
Castro and the Cuban Revolution (3) 



(3) 



POSC 470-479 Special Topics in Political Science* (3) 

POSC 490 Independent Study* (1-3) 

POSC 491 Seminar: Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy* 

POSC 493 Internship* (3-9) 

POSC 498 Directed Readings in Political Science* (1-3) 

POSC 499 Honors Thesis* (3) 

'when concerned with Latin America 



Spanish 

SPAN 302 Composition and Conversation II (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking 

Peoples II (3) 

SPAN 331 Spanish for Business (3) 

SPAN 439 Literary Movements in Spanish-American Literature (3) 

SPAN 444 20th-century Spanish-American Literature (3) 

SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Culture** (3) 

SPAN 470 Special Topics* (3) 

SPAN 491 Directed Readings in Spanish Literature* (1-3) 

SPAN 492 Directed Readings in Spanish* (1-3) 

SPAN 494 Travel Study Abroad* (3-16) 

SPAN 495 Internship for Proficiency in Spanish* (3) 

SPAN 497 Internship in Spanish* (3) 
"when concerned with Latin America 

Minor in Latin American Studies 

The minor in Latin American Studies requires SPAN 301 or its 
equivalent, and a minimum of 21 units. Students complete 6 units 
in foundations courses, 3 units in advanced study courses, a 3-unit 
Capstone experience, and 9 units of electives. Courses must be 
selected from at least three of the following disciplines: anthropol- 
ogy, history, geography, political science or Spanish. All course 
work must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

1. Foundations (6 units) 

LAST 100 Latin America: Issues and Approaches* (Cornerstone) 

(GenEd LB.) 
HIST 122 Introduction to Modern Latin America (3) 

*LAST 200 may be waived by the coordinator of Latin American Studies if 
the student has already completed the GenEd LB. requirement at the time 
the student enters the Latin American Studies Program. The student may 
select any 3 -unit elective as a replacement. 

Advanced Study (3 units) 

Select one of the following: 

ANTH 353 Latinas in the Americas (3) 

HIST 324 Democratization in Latin America (3) 

POSC 351 The Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilizations of the Spanish-Speaking Peoples 

II (3) 
SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Cultures (3) 



Capstone Experience (3 units) 

Latin American Studies students should plan early how they intend 

to fulfill their capstone requirement. 

Option One (recommended) 

Study Abroad Experience in Latin America (see guidelines) 

Option Two 

Select one of the following: 

LAST 493 Internship in Latin American Studies (3) 

LAST 497 Directed Readings in Latin American Studies (3) 

POSC 385 Model Organization of American States (3)* 

HONR 499 Honors Thesis in Latin American Studies Themes (3)'* 

"available only as independent study 

"'open to departmental honors program students only 

4. Electives (9 units) 

Select an additional 9 units from the list of approved courses in 

Latin American Studies. 

Suggested Majors to Combine with Latin American 
Studies Minor 

The minor m Latin American Studies provides an excellent com- 
plement to the following majors: Anthropology, Business 
Administration, International Business, International Studies, 
History, Political Science and Spanish. See the coordinator of Latin 
American Studies for details. 

Guidelines for Study Abroad 

Students may attend any Latin American study abroad program 
approved by the Towson University Study Abroad Office. Students 
studying abroad earn units toward fulfilling the Towson University 
Latin American Studies Program requirements only by completing 
courses in Latin American Studies-related disciplines (for Spanish 
grammar, composition, and conversation courses, only Spanish 
301, Spanish 302, Spanish 331 or their equivalents may be counted), 
and are subject to the approval of the Latin American Studies coor- 
dinator. Units earned abroad may not be counted more than once 
toward fulfilling any Latin American Studies Program requirement. 
Travel-study courses to Latin America may also count toward 
the Study Abroad Option of the Latin American Studies Capstone 
Experience requirement, subject to the approval of the Latin 
American Studies coordinator. 

Internships 

Internships may be taken with any department participating in the 
Latin American Studies Program. All internships must be con- 
cerned with Latin America, and are subject to the approval of the 
coordinator of Latin American Studies. 

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER 
STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: David Bergman {English), K Edgington 
{English), M. Paz Galupo {Psychology, Coordinator), Cindy 
Gissendanner {History), Doug Herman (Geography), Joan 
Rabin {Psychology), Steve Satta {Theatre Arts), L^eborah 
Shaller {Writing Lab/English), John Tinkler {English) 

OFFICE 

Psychology Building 403, 410-704-3068 

The Program 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Studies minor 
addresses issues of sexual orientation from interdisciplinary and 
multicultural perspectives. The growing public visibility and aware- 
ness of diverse sexualities and their cultural and political ramifica- 
tions for individuals, social institutions and communities are evi- 



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dent in increased media coverage of political activism and debate 
related to issues of sexual orientation. LGBT Studies is a response 
to these forces in the contemporary world but also represents a 
growing field of scholarship which is in the forefront of developing 
theoretical and methodological innovations in interdisciplinary 
studies. The LGBT Studies minor aims to give students the critical 
skills to analyze a wide range of issues, including the historical evo- 
lution of sexual identities in different cultural settings, the relation- 
ship between gender systems and sexual orientation, the develop- 
ment of lesbian and gay cultural institutions, institutionalized 
forms of heterosexism and homophobia, and the social and politi- 
cal mobilization of LGBT individuals and their allies in efforts to 
eliminate discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. 

Educational Objectives 

L To familiarize students with major concepts, theories, substan- 
tive findings and works of fiction and nonfiction in the field of 
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) studies. 

2. To make students aware of the diversity of the anitudes toward 
and the experiences of LGBT individuals in different cultures and 
historical periods. 

3. To examine institutionalized homophobia and heterosexism and 
their impact on the political, social and economic status of LGBT 
individuals. 

4. To investigate the relations between prevailing gender norms and 
systems and the social construction of sexualities and the cultural 
images associated with them. 

5. To examine differences within LGBT communities along lines of 
race, class, gender, ethnicit)', age and region and the social and 
political ramifications of such differences for those communities. 

6. To understand the wide range of political strategies used by 
LGBT individuals in the past and the present in their struggles 
against oppression. 

7. To trace the historical evolution of sexual identities and the roles 
of LGBT individuals in reshaping them. 

Required Courses (6 units) 

LGBT 101 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 

Studies (3) 
LGBT 474 Seminar in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 

Studies (3) 

or 
LGBT 491 Independent Investigations in LGBT Studies (3) 

Electives (12 units) 

Four of the following: 

HIST 361 Gays and Lesbians in U.S. History (3) 

ENGL 3~6 Themes in Literature: Gay Themes in American 

Literature (3) 
PSYC 447 Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives (3) 

PSYC 457 Gender Identit>- in Transition (3) 

PSYC 449 Psychoiog)' of Lesbian Culture (3) 

WMST 338 Women and Sexuality- (3) 
EDUC 201 The Parenting Process (3) 
CLST 303 Identitv- and Culture (3) 

IDIS 495 Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies 

LGBT 381 Directed Readings in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and 

Transgender Studies (1-3) 
Relevant topics courses, directed readings, and directed individual 
research approved by the Advisory Committee. 



International Studies Program 

Director: Alison McCartney (Political Science) 
Affiliated Faculty: Kangoh Lee {Economics), George McCool 
{Modern Languages), Wayne McKim {Geography), Michael 
O'Pecko {European Studies), Steven Phillips {Asian Studies), 
Ronn Pineo (History), James Roberts (Political Science), Doug 
Ross (Management), Fran Rothstein (Anthropology) 
Ex-officio: Glenda Henkel (Career Center), Dean Esslinger 
(Academic Affairs) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 118L, 410-704-2958 
Fax: 410-704-2960 
E-mail: inst@towson.edu 

THE PROGRAM 

The International Studies Program provides a rigorous interdisci- 
plinary curriculum in international affairs that is designed to 
appeal to students interested in addressing international problems 
and issues through careers in public service, education, business, 
and nonprofit enterprises. The program also provides excellent 
preparation for students wishing to pursue graduate education in 
international studies, law, or international business. The program 
aims to achieve a global perspective through an interdisciplinary 
network of courses and experience that will lead to a Bachelor of 
Arts degree in International Studies. The program is administered 
by a committee of faculty membets from the various departments 
and colleges from which the courses are taken. 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL 
STUDIES 

All students must complete 48 units (16 courses) in international 
studies to complete the major. Students must complete the core 
curriculum described below (27 units) and one of five tracks of 
courses (21 units). The five tracks are the General Track, 
International Development Track, Asia Track, Europe Track, and 
Latin America Track. The purpose of the tracks is to provide stu- 
dents an opportunity to apply what they learned in the core cur- 
riculum to an issue or region of their choice. All 16 courses must 
be completed with a grade of 2.00 or higher. It is recommended 
that students complete the foundation courses in the core curricu- 
lum before proceeding to the rest of the curriculum. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Students must achieve a level of proficiency equivalent to four 
terms of college-level language training in a modern foreign lan- 
guage that is offered by or can be tested by the Department of 
Modern Languages. The language selected may depend upon the 
International Studies track the student chooses. For example, stu- 
dents in the Latin America Track must achieve proficiency in 
Spanish. Students can fulfill the language requirement for the 
International Studies major through any of the procedures outlined 
in the Meeting B.A. Requirements section of the Department of 
Modern Languages entry in this catalog. Lower-division courses 
taken in a modern language do not count toward the 48 units needed 
to complete the International Studies major. 



INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CORE COURSES 

The courses meet General Education requirements as noted. 
Courses used to fulfill a requitement in the core cannot also be used 
to fulfill a requirement in a track. 

Foundation Courses (15 units) 

All of the following: 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) (GenEd II.D.) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3) (GenEd II.C.2.) 



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GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) (GenEd II. D.) 
HIST 151 The World since 1945 (3) (GenEd II.D.) 

pose 107 Introduction to International Relations (3) (GenEd 

II.D.) 

Economics and Management (3 units) 

One of the following: 

ECON 305 Survey of International Economics (3) 

ECON 323 Comparative Economic Systems (3)(GenEd I.D.) 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3)(GenEd I.D.) 

ECON 421 International Economics (3) 

MNGT 355 International Business (3) 

Geography and History (3 units) 

One of the following: 

GEOG 38 1 Political Geography (3) 

GEOG 427 The Global Economy (3) 

HIST 150 Europe and the Non-European World (3) 

(GenEd II.D.2.) 
HIST 103 European Civilization since the 17th Century (3) 

(GenEd II.C.l.) 
HIST 324 Democratization in Latin America (3) 

HIST 370 Diplomatic History of the United States since 1900 (3) 

Political Science (3 units) 

One of the following: 

POSC 303 Theory of International Relations (3) 

POSC 337 Comparative Governments of Foreign Powers (3) 

POSC 339 Comparative Political Systems (3) 

POSC 428 PoliticalTheory II (3) 

POSC 434 Comparative Foreign Policies (3) 

Research and Practicum (3 units) 

One of the following: 

Any 3-unit course in an approved study abroad program 

or 
ANTH 491 Internship in Anthropology* (3) 
ANTH 37x Ethnographic Field Methods (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 
ECON 497 Internship in Economics* (1-3) 
FREN 497 Internship in French* (3) 
GEOG 491 Internship in Geography* (1-6) 
GERM 497 Internship in German* (3) 
HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Study (3) (GenEd I.D.) 

HIST 493 Internship in History* (3-6) 

INST 493 Internship in International Studies* (3) 

LAST 493 Internship in Latin .American Studies* (3) 

POSC 461 Research Methods in Political Behavior (3) 

POSC 493 Internship in Political Science* (3-9) 

SPAN 497 Internship in Spanish* (3) 

or 
An honors thesis if the topic is approved by the director of International 
Studies 

* Internships must be taken for 3 units and must be in work related to 
international studies and must be approved by the student's academic 
adviser or the director of International Studies. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES TRACKS (21 units) 

The tracks are intended to provide students with fle.xibility in 
designing a curriculum in international studies that addresses their 
interests while maintaining academic rigor and focus. Students 
must complete the course requirements listed for one of the fol- 
lowing tracks. 

GENERAL TRACK (21 upper-division units) 

The General Track is intended to give students a flexible approach 
to developing their skills and knowledge m international studies. 
Students may choose to focus their courses on a particular disci- 
pline (such as economics or geography), or to focus their courses on 
a particular topic (such as international development), or to select 
a broad range of courses that provides them with a general under- 
standing of international affairs. The student's academic adviser 
must approve the entire track. 



To complete the General Track, students must take at least 21 
units (seven courses) from the courses listed below. Courses must 
be taken in at least three different departments. No more than two 
lower-division courses (6 units) may be counted toward the 
General Track. Other courses, not listed below, that are relevant to 
international studies (such as special topics courses or directed 
readings courses) may be accepted with the approval of the stu- 
dent's academic adviser. Courses cannot be counted in both the 
International Studies core and the General Track. 

Students must complete through the 202 level or equivalent in a 
foreign language that is offered by or can be tested by the 
Department of Modern Languages. Language units through the 
202 level do not count toward the 2 1 units needed for the track or 
the 48 units needed for the International Studies major. 

Approved Courses for the General Track in 
International Studies 



Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) 

Wealth, Power and Politics in Cross-Cultural 

Perspective (3) 

Drugs in the Americas (3) 

Latinas in the Americas (3) 

Peoples of the Middle East (3) 

Development and Industrialization of Cross-Cultural 

Perspective (3) 

Tradition and Revolution in Latin .America (3) 

Peasant Cultures (3) 

Special Topics in Anthropology * (1-3) 



ANTH 321 ■ 


ANTH 346 


ANTH 351 


ANTH 353 


ANTH 367 


ANTH 368 


ANTH 369 


ANTH 388 


ANTH47X 


Art History 


ARTH 331 


ARTH 333 


Chinese 


CHNS 301 


Economics 


ECON 305 


ECON 321 


ECON 323 


ECON 325 


ECON 421 


ECON 423 


ECON 47x 


English 


ENGL 345 


ENGL 347 


ENGL 439 


ENGL 441 


ENGL 442 


ENGL 471 


Finance 


FIN 435 


French 


FREN 301 


FREN 328 


FREN 329 


FREN 331 


FREN 441 


Geographv 


GEOG 381 


GEOG 385 


GEOG 427 


GEOG 431 


GEOG 443 


GEOG 445 


GEOG 447 


GEOG 448 



The Art of China (3) 
The Art of Japan (3) 



Chinese Composition and Conversation I (3) 



Survey of International Economics (3) 

History of Economic Thought (3) 

Comparative Economic Systems (3) 

Economic Development (3) 

International Economics (3) 

International Monetary Theory and Policy (3) 

Topics in Economics '* (3) 



Perspectives in World Drama (3) 
World Literature Written in English (3) 
Modern World Poetry (3) 
Modern Fiction to World War II (3) 
Modern Fiction since World War II (3) 
Topics in World Literature * (3) 



International Finance (3) 



French Composition and Conversation I (3) 
20th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 
Contemporary French Literature and Civilization (3) 
French for Business (3) 
French Literature of the 20th Century (3) 



Political Geography (3) 

Population Geography (3) 

The Global Economy (3) 

Geography of Africa (3) 

Geography of East Asia (3) 

Geography of South and Southeast Asia (3) 

Geography of the Middle East (3) 

Conflict in Ireland (3) 



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GEOG451 
GEOG 453 
GEOG461 

German 
GERM 301 
GERM 311 
GERM 321 
GERM 331 
GERM 341 
GERM 441 
GERM 442 

History 
HIST 307 
HIST 312 
HIST 313 
HIST 315 
HIST 316 
HIST 318 
HIST 319 
HIST 320 
HIST 322 
HIST 324 
HIST 328 
HIST 329 
HIST 331 
HIST 332 
HIST 370 
HIST 384 
HIST 391 
HIST 406 
HIST 415 
HIST 421 
HIST 441 
HIST 452 
HIST 477 
HIST 478 
HIST 479 

Italian 

ITAL 301 

Japanese 

JPNS 301 



Geography of Europe (3) 
Geography of the Former U.S.S.R. 
Geography of Latin America (3) 



German Composition and Conversation I (3) 

Culture and Civilization (3) 

Survey of German Literature (3) 

German for Business (3) 

Readings in Contemporary German (3) 

Modern German Literature (3) 

German Literature since 1945 (3) 



The Andean Republics (3) 

History of Modern India (3) 

History of Modern Southeast Asia (3) 

Imperial Chma: The Last Dynasty (3) 

Revolutionary China (3) 

Historv of Modern Korea (3) 

Japan,' 1830 to 1930(3) 

Japan, 1930 to Present (3) 

History of Mexico: National Period (3) 

Democratization in Latin America (3) 

Histor)' of East Africa from 1820 to Present (3) 

History of South Africa (3) 

American Military History 1898-1945 (3) 

American Military History since 1945 (3) 

Diplomatic History of the U.S. since 1900 (3) 

Life Histories of African Women (3) 

History of Canada (3) 

Europe: 1815-1914 (3) 

Diplomatic History of Europe: 1815-1939 (3) 

Britain in the 20th Century (3) 

Germanv: 1871-1945 (3) 

Russia/Soviet Union: 1894-1953 (3) 

Europe in the Third World (3) 

History of Terrorism since Mid-19th Century (3) 

A History of Diplomacy (31 



Italian Composition and Conversation I (3) 



Japanese Composition and Conversation I (3) 



Management 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

MNGT 438 Multinational Management and Strategies (3) 



Marketing 
MKTG 445 



International Marketing (3) 



Philosophy and Religion 

PHIL 30i Philosophies of India (3) 

PHIL 302 Philosophies of China and Japan (3) 

PHIL 327 African Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 357 Topics in Comparative Religion (3) 

Political Science 

POSC 303 Theory of International Politics (3) 

POSC 307 Contemporary International Politics (3) 

POSC 337 Comparative Government of Foreign Powers (3) 

POSC 339 Comparative Political Systems (3) 

POSC 340 Comparative Public Policy (3) 

POSC 351 The Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

POSC 355 The Latin American Policy of the U.S. (3) 

POSC 385 Model Organization of American States (3) 

POSC 428 Political Theory II ( 3 ) 

POSC 432 United States - Russian Relations (3) 

POSC 434 Comparative Foreign Policy (3) 

POSC 437 Castro and the Cuban Revolution (3) 

POSC 441 Contemporary U.S. - European Relations (3) 

POSC 455 International Law and Organization I (3) 

POSC 456 International Law and Organization II (3) 

POSC 457 Use of Force in International Law (3) 



POSC 47x 
POSC 482 
POSC 491 

Sociology 
SOCI 329 
SOCI 333 

Spanish 

SPAN 301 

SPAN 311 

SPAN 312 

SPAN 321 

SPAN 322 

SPAN 331 

SPAN 439 

SPAN 444 



Special Topics in Political Science * (3) 
Seminar in Political Science " (3) 
Seminar in U.S. Foreign Policy (3) 



Demography (3) 
Political Sociology 



Spanish Composition and Conversation I (3) 

Culture and Civilization of Spanish-Speaking Peoples I (3) 

Culture and Civilization of Spanish-Speaking Peoples II (3) 

Survey of Spanish Literature I (3) 

Survey of Spanish Literature II (3) 

Spanish for Business (3) 

Literary Movements in Spanish-American Literature (3) 

20th-century Spanish-American Literature II (3) 



"■ Special topics, seminars, and independent study and readings courses 
must be related to international topics to count toward the General Track 
in International Studies. 

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK (21 units) 

The International Development Track is intended to provide stu- 
dents with a thorough understanding of the causes and effects of 
the problems of persistent international underdevelopment. The 
track also provides skills that will prepare students to work in 
international development or to pursue development studies at the 
graduate level. 

Requirements for the Intermitio>nil Development Track 

1. To complete the International Development Track, students must 
take at least 21 units from the courses listed below. Students 
must complete the three required courses. Students must take 
four elective courses covering at least three of the four areas list- 
ed below. Other courses, not listed below, that are relevant to 
international studies (such as special topics courses or directed 
readings courses) may be accepted as elective courses with the 
approval of the student's academic adviser. No more than 3 units 
of lower-division courses may be counted toward the 
International Development Track. Courses cannot be counted in 
both the International Studies core and the International 
Development Track. 

2. Students must complete through the 202 level or equivalent in a 
foreign language that is offered by or can be tested by the 
Department of Modern Languages. Language units through the 
202 level do not count toward the 21 units needed for the track 
or the 48 units needed for the International Studies major. 

Required Courses 

ANTH 368 Globalization in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) 



ECON 325 



GEOG 359 



Economic Development (if ECON 325 is counted in the 
International Studies core, an additional course must be 
taken from the electives below for the International 
Development Track) 
Economic Geography (3) 



Electives 

Four courses selected from at least three of the following areas: 



Topical Courses 

ANTH 351 
ANTH 353 
ANTH 388 
ECON 305 
GEOG 385 
POSC 437 
SOCI 329 



Drugs in the Americas (3) 

Latinas in the Americas (3) 

Peasant Cultures (3) 

Survey of International Economics (3) 

Population Geography (3) 

Castro and the Cuban Revolution (3) 

Demography (3) 



Regional Courses 

ANTH 369 Tradition and Revolution in Latin American Society (3) 
ANTH 370 Korea and Globalization (3) 



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GEOG 431 Geography of Africa (3) 

GEOG 443 Geography of East Asia (3) 

GEOG 445 Geography of South and Southeast Asia (3) 

GEOG 447 Geography of the Middle East (3) 

GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking 

People ir (3) 

SPAN 322 Survey of Spanish Literature II* (3) 

History and Culture 

PHIL 327 African Philosophy (3) 

ENGL 336 Post-Colonial Literature (31 

GEOG 357 Cultural Geography (3) 

HIST 121 Latin America: Colonial Period (3) 

HIST 111 Modern East Asia since the 17th Century (3) 

HIST 122 Latin America: National Period (3) 

HIST 307 The Andean Republics (3) 

HIST 3 12 History of Modern India ( 3 ) 

HIST 313 History of Modern Southeast Asia (3) 

HIST 316 Revolutionary China (3) 

HIST 318 Modern Korea (3) 

HIST 322 History of Mexico: National Period (3) 

HIST 328 History of East Africa from 1820 to Present (3) 

HIST 329 Historyof South Africa (3) 

HIST 339 The Making of the Modern Middle East (3) 

Institutions 

ECON 421 International Economics (3) 

GEOG 359 Economic Geography (3) 

GEOG 427 The Global Economy 1 3) 

HIST 324 Democratization in Latin America (3) 

POSC 341 African Government and Politics (3) 

POSC 351 The Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

' Credit toward the track is only granted for these courses when the topic 
of the course is related to Latin America. 

ASIA TRACK (21 upper-division units) 

The Asia Track is designed to offer students an interdisciplinary 
program of study in various dimensions of the Asian world. 
Students may plan a course of study that concentrates on a partic- 
ular aspect of Asian civilization or on a particular sub-region of 
Asia. One might, for e.xample, focus on the art and philosophy of 
various Asian peoples or, instead, concentrate on Chinese, Indian 
or Japanese civilizations, studying both the traditional and modern 
society, its physical setting, its political and economic development, 
etc. Students interested in Asia should also see the Asian Studies 
Track offered under the Interdisciplinary Studies major. However, 
students may not pursue both the Asia Track in International 
Studies and the Asian Studies minor offered under the 
Interdisciplinary Studies Program. 

To complete the Asia Track, students must take a total of 21 
units (seven courses) from the courses in the categories listed below. 
Courses must be taken in at least three different departments. No 
more than two lower-division courses (6 units) may be counted 
toward the Asia Track. Other courses, not listed below, that are rel- 
evant to Asia (such as special topics courses or directed readings) 
may be accepted with the approval of the student's academic advis- 
er. Courses may not be counted in both the Asia Track and the 
International Studies core. 

Students must complete through the 202 level or equivalent in 
Chinese, Japanese or another language that can be tested by the 
Department of Modern Languages if it is appropriate to the stu- 
dent's interests in Asia. Language units through the 202 level do 
not count toward the 21 units needed for the track or the 48 units 
needed for the international Studies major. 

Approved Courses for the Asia Track in International Studies 

Anthropology 

ANTH 367 Peoples of the Middle East (3) 



Art History 

ARTH331 
ARTH 333 

Geography 
GEOG 443 
GEOG 445 
GEOG 447 

History 
HIST 107 
HIST 109 
HIST 311 
HIST 312 
HIST 313 
HIST 315 
HIST 316 
HIST 318 
HIST 319 
HIST 320 

Languages 

CHNS301 
CHNS 492 
JPNS 301 
JPNS 492 



The Art of China (3) 
The Art of Japan (3) 



Geography of East Asia (3) 

Geography of South and Southeast Asia (3) 

Geography of the Middle East (3) 



Introduction to the History of Islamic Civilization (3) 
Introduction to the Civilization of India (3) 
Traditional India: Its Historical Development (3) 
History of Modern India (3) 
History of Modern Southeast Asia (3) 
Imperial China: The Last Dynasty (3) 
Revolutionary China (3) 
Modern Korea (3) 
Japan, 1830 to 1930(3) 
Japan, 1930 to Present (3) 



Chinese Composition and Conversation I (3) 
Directed Readings in Chinese (3) 
Japanese Composition and Conversation I (3) 
Directed Readings in Japanese (3) 



Philosophy and Religion 

PHIL 205 Women in World Religions (3) 

PHIL 219 Introduction to Asian Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 301 Philosophies of India (3) 

PHIL 302 Philosophies of China and Japan (3) 

PHIL 357 Topics in Comparative Religion (3) 

EUROPE TRACK (21 upper-division units) 

The Europe Track permits students to apply what they have 
learned in the International Studies curriculum to European issues 
and problems. Students may choose courses that focus their studies 
on a specific issue, such as European integration, or they can 
choose courses that permit them to gain a broader perspective on 
European politics, economics and cultures. The entire track must 
be approved by either the student's academic adviser or the direc- 
tor of the International Studies Program. 

To complete the Europe Track, students must take a total of 21 
units (seven courses) from the courses listed in the categories below. 
No more than two lower-division courses (6 units) may be counted 
toward the Europe Track. Other courses, not listed below, that are 
relevant to Europe (such as special topics courses or directed read- 
ings) may be accepted with the approval of the student's academic 
adviser. Courses may not be counted in both the Europe Track and 
the International Studies core. Students may not pursue both the 
Europe Track in International Studies and a European Studies 
minor. 

Students must complete through the 202 level or equivalent in 
any modern foreign language that is offered by or can be tested by 
the Department of Modern Languages. Language units through 
202 do not count toward the 48 units needed for the International 
Studies major. 

Approved Courses in the Europe Track in 
International Studies 

Fine Arts and English 

One of the folloicitig: 

ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 31 I Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ENGL 325 18th-Century British Literature (3) 

ENGL 326 Literature of the British Romantic Period (3) 

ENGL 327 The Victorian Age (3) 

ENGL 420 Development of the British Novel 18th Century (3) 

ENGL 421 Development of the British Novel 19th Century (3) 

ENGL 422 Development of the British Novel 2()th Century (3) 

ENGL 423 Modern British Poetry (3) 



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MUSC 302 Histor)' of Music II (3) 

MUSC402 Music of the Baroque Period (3) 

MUSC 403 Music of the Classical Period (3) 

MUSC 404 Music of the Romantic Period (3) 

MUSC 411 Survey of Opera (3) 

Modern Languages 

One of the following: 

FREN 301 French Composition and Conversation I (3) 

FREN 325 Early French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 326 ISth-Century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 327 19th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 328 20th-century French Literature and Civilization |3) 

FREN 329 Contemporary French Literature and Civilization (3) 

GERM 301 German Composition and Conversation I (3) 

GERM 311 German Culture and Civilization (3) 

GERM 321 Survey of German Literature (3) 

GERM 341 Readings in Contemporary German (3) 

ITAL 301 Italian Composition and Conversation I (3) 

UAL 321 Survey of Italian Literature I (3) 

ITAL 322 Survey of Italian Literature II (3) 

SPAN 301 Spanish Composition and Conversation I (3) 

SPAN 311 Spanish Culture and Civilization I (3) 

SPAN 321 Survey of Spanish Literature I 1 3) 

Social Sciences and Humanities 

One of the following: 

GEOG451 Geography of Europe (3) 

GEOG 453 Geography of the Former Soviet Union (3) 

HIST 150 Europe and the Non-European World (3) 

HIST 241 History of European Civilization through the 

17th Century (3) 

HIST 242 History of European Civilization from the 17th Centur)' (3) 

HIST 406 Europe: 1815-1914 (3) 

HIST 415 Diplomatic History of Europe: 1815-1939 (3) 

HIST 416 British History: 1760-1902 (3) 

HIST 420 European Ideas: French Revolution to the Present (3) 

HIST 427 European Militar%^ Historv: 1871-1925 (3) 

HIST 429 European Military Histon-: 1925-1945 (3) 

HIST 431 France: 1763-1871 (3) 

HIST 441 Germany: 1871-1945 (3) 

HIST 477 Europe in the Third World: The Age of High Imperialism (3) 

PHIL 322 Hellenistic and Medieval Philosophy (3) 

POSC 337 Comparative Governments of Foreign Powers (3) 

POSC 432 United States - Russian Relations |3) 

POSC 441 Contemporar.' U.S. - Western European Relations (3) 

LATIN AiMERICA TRACK (21 upper-division units) 
The Latin America Track permits International Studies majors to 
apply what they learn about international affairs to the problems 
and cultures in Central America, South America and the 
Caribbean. Students can choose courses to locus their studies on 
specific countries or issues or they can choose courses that provide 
a broad overview of international affairs in the region. The entire 
track must be approved by either the student's academic adviser or 
the director of the International Studies Program. Students inter- 
ested in Latin America should also see the Latin American Studies 
Track offered under the Interdisciplinary Studies major. However, 
students may not pursue both the Latin America Track in 
International Studies and a Latin American Studies minor offered 
under the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. 

To complete the Latin America Track in International Studies, 
students must take a total of 21 units (seven courses) from the 
courses listed in the categories below. No more than two lower- 
division courses (6 units) may be counted toward the Latin 
America Track. Other courses, not listed below, that are relevant to 
Latin America (such as special topics courses or directed readings) 
may be accepted with the approval of the student's academic adviser. 
Courses may not be counted in both the Latin America Track and 
the International Studies core. 

Students must complete through Spanish 202 or equivalent. 
Language units through 202 do not count toward the 48 units 
needed for the International Studies major or the 21 units needed 
to complete the Latin America Track. 



Approved Courses for the Latin America Track in 
International Studies 

Introductory Latin America Courses 

Both of the following: 

LAST 100 Latin America: Issues and Approaches* (3) 

(GenEd LB.) 
HIST 122 Latin America: National Period (3) 

"■L.\ST 100 may be waived by the director of International Studies if the 
student has already completed his or her GenEd I.B. requirement at the 
time the student enters the International Studies Program. 

Advanced Latin America Courses 

One of the following: 

ANTH 369 Tradition and Revolution in Latin America (3) 
GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3) 
POSC 351 Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking 

Peoples II (3) 

Latin America Electives 

Students must tiike at least 12 units (four courses) selected from the fol- 
lowing list of courses. Courses must he tjken m at least three different 
departments. 

ANTH 353 Latinas in the Americas (3) 

ANTH 366 South American Indians (3) 

ANTH 369 Tradition and Revolution in Latin American Society (3) 

ANTH 370 Topics in Anthropology * (3) 

GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3) 

GEOG 495 Directed Readings in Geography * (3) 

HIST 121 Latin America: Colonial Period (3) 

HIST 122 Latin America: National Period (3) 

HIST 307 The Andean Republics (3) 

HIST 321 History of Mexico: Colonial Period (3) 

HIST 322 History of Mexico: National Period (3) 

HIST 324 Democratization in Latin America (3) 

POSC 351 Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

POSC 355 Latin American Policy of the United States (3) 

POSC 385 Model Organization of American States (3) 

POSC 470 Special Topics in Political Science " (3) 

POSC 482 Seminar in Political Science ■* (3) 

SPAN 301 Spanish Composition and Conversation I (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization of Spanish-Speaking People II (3) 

SPAN 439 Literary Movements in Spanish-American Literature (3) 

SPAN 444 20th-century Spanish-American Literature (3) 

SP.AN 470 Special Topics in Spanish* (3) 

SPAN 492 Directed Readings in Spanish* (1-3) 

* Special topics, seminar, independent study, and readings courses must be 
related to Latin American topics to count toward the Latin America Track 
in International Studies. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Transfer students must take a minimum of 18 units of upper-divi- 
sion courses in international studies at Towson to fulfill the require- 
ments for the major. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MINORS 

In addition to the Bachelor of Arts major, the International Studies 
Program offers two minors for students majoring in other areas. 
The International Studies minor is not open to International Studies 
majors. The European Studies minor is not open to students who 
elect to pursue the Europe Track in the International Studies major. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MINOR (21 units) 

1 . Tit'o of the following: 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) (GenEd. II.D.) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3) (GenEd II.C.2.) 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) (GenEd II.D.) 
HIST 151 The World since 1945 (3)(GenEd ILD.) 

POSC 107 Introduction to International Relations (3) (GenEd 

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2. All students in the International Studies minor must complete 15 units 
(five courses) from the list of approved courses for the General Track of the 
International Studies major. 

3. Language Requirement: Students in the International Studies minor must 
attain an intermediate level of proficiency (through 202) or equivalent in 
any modern foreign language that is offered by or can be tested by the 
Department of Modern Languages. Language units through 202 do not 
count toward the 21 units needed for the minor. 

EUROPEAN STUDIES MINOR (21 units) 

1 . Two of the following: 
HIST 150 
HIST 102 



Law and American 
Civilization Program 



HIST 103 



Europe and the Non-European World (3) 

History of European Civilization through the 17th 

Century (3) 

Historv of European Civilization since the 17th Century 

(3) 



2. All students in the European Studies minor must complete 15 units (five 
courses) from the list of approved courses for the Europe Track of the 
International Studies major. 

3. Language Requirement: Students in the European Studies minor must 
attain an intermediate level of proficiency (through 202) or equivalent in 
any one of the following modern languages: French, German, Italian, 
Russian or Spanish. 

Students can fulfill the language requirement for the European Studies 
minor through any of the procedures outlined in the Meeting B.A. 
Requirements section of the Department of Modern Languages entry in this 
catalog. Language units through 202 do not count toward the 21 units 
needed for the minor. 

THE INTERNATIONAL CREDENTIAL 

The International Credential provides students in any major with a 
structured curriculum to certify that they have integrated interna- 
tional study and experience with their major. Recognizing the glob- 
al nature of work, study and practice enhances learning in nearly 
all majors. The Credential acknowledges those students who have 
actively and rigorously sought international experience related to 
their course of study. Evidence of the completion of the Credential 
will appear on the student's transcripts. To earn the International 
Credential, students must complete an approved study abroad pro- 
gram, international experiential learning program, or international 
internship program and complete the following courses with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

COMM 378 Intercultural Communications (3) 
INST 494 International Studies Abroad (3) 

INST 496 International Research (3) 

Applications for the International Credential are available from the 
director of International Studies in Linthicum Hall, room 11 8L. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ACTIVITIES AND 
PROGRAMS 

The International Studies Program offers students the opportunity 
to participate in the following special programs and activities: 

• internships for acadeinic credit in metropolitan Baltimore and 
Washington, D.C. 

• participation in the Model Organization of American States 

• annual foreign affairs conferences held at the U.S. Naval 
Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Military Academy 
at West Point 

• editing and managing the Towson Joiinui! of Inteniatioiiiil 
Affairs for academic credit 

• travel study and opportunities to more than 15 universities 
around the world 

• the annual Earle T. Hawkins Symposium on International Affairs 



Director: Jack Fruchtman 

Affiliated Faculty: Omar Ali (History), Peter Baker (English), Eric 
Belgrad (Political Science), Cynthia Cates (Political Science), 
Rose Ann Christian (Philosophy and Religious Studies), Edwin 
Duncan (English), Jack Fruchtman (Political Science), Cindy 
Gissendanner (History), H. George Hahn (English), Carolyn 
Hill (English), William Home (Electronic Media and Film), 
Jack Isaacs (Political Science), Martha Kumar (Political 
Science), Michael Korzi (Political Science), Toni Marzorto 
{Political Science), John Murungi (Philosophy and Religious 
Studies), Benjamin Neil (Accounting), Florence Newman 
(English), Jo-Ann Pilardi (Women's Studies), Akim Reinhardt 
(History), Stephen Scales (Philosophy and Religious Studies), 
W Michael Seganish (Accounting), Richard Vatz (Mass 
Communication and Communication Studies), Donn Worgs 
(Political Science) 

OFFICE 

Lmthicum Hall 1I8B, 410-704-3350 

THE PROGRAM 

The Law and American Civilization Program introduces under- 
graduates to the American legal system. Students will learn the 
methodology and gain the knowledge necessary to participate as 
active citizens in a nation devoted to the rule of law and will 
receive intensive training in analytical reasoning and critical think- 
ing. Students majoring in Law and American Civilization may wish 
to attend law school following college graduation; they may 
choose to apply to graduate school in one of the disciplines of the 
program; or they may enter the work force in government, business 
and industry, or politics. This course of study is not necessarily a 
pre-professional program. Students not contemplating law or 
graduate school are encouraged to major in the program if their 
primary academic interest in college is to learn more about the 
American legal system. 

MAJOR IN LAW AND AMERICAN CIVILIZATION 

Majors must complete 54 units. The program is divided into four 
parts, and writing skills are emphasized throughout. First, stu- 
dents must complete two introductory courses, one each in politi- 
cal science and philosophy, which acquaint students with the 
nature of law and its role in American society. Second, students 
will take four core courses, one at the lower-division, two at the 
upper-division level, and an advanced writing course. These cours- 
es further situate students in American culture, politics, judicial 
policymaking and logical thinking. Third, students will have sever- 
al options in choosing electives, which will be offered by several 
departments: Accounting, Mass Communication and 
Communication Studies, English, History, Philosophy and 
Religious Studies, and Political Science. Fourth and finally, stu- 
dents will undertake a 6-unit capstone experience of their choice 
and, if possible, design. .Advanced students may wish to undertake 
a project in the workplace and then write an analytical essay on 
that experience as it fits into the overall program. Other students 
will participate in a senior seminar, in which they will write a 
research paper on some aspect of the law, to be developed into a 
thesis supervised by the program director. Finally, qualified stu- 
dents may choose to write an honors thesis. 

I. Introductory Courses (6 units) 

PHIL 204 ' Race, Class and Gender (3) 
POSC 209 Introduction to Law (3) 



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II. Core Courses (12 units) 

ENGL 310 Writing Argument (3) 
COMM 331 Advocacy and Argument (3) 
PHIL 111 Logic (3) 

POSC 384 The Judicial System (3) 

III. Electives (30 units) 

Two courses in each of the following lettered topics. (Students may 
take no more than five law-related courses, so designated by an 
asterisk.) Students will need to fulfill each department's individual 
prerequisites in advance of taking these courses. 



.\. Accounting 
ACCT201 
LEGL225-' 
LEGL226* 



Principles of Accounting I (3) 
Legal Environment of Business (3) 
Business Law (3) 



or 



Communication Studies 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

COMM 420* Communication in the Legal Process (3) 

or 
Mass Communication 

MCOM 350* Media Law (3) 

B. English 

Strongly recommended are ENGL 22 1 and ENGL 222 as prereq- 
uisites. 

ENGL 331 American Drama (3) 

ENGL 361 Literarv Research and Applied Criticism (3) 

ENGL 372 Women Writers (3) 

ENGL 425 Chaucer (3) 

ENGL 427 Shakespearean Comedy (3) 

ENGL 428 Shakespearean Tragedy (3) 

ENGL 429 Milton and the Humanist Tradition (3) 

ENGL 431 Literature of the American Romantic Period (3) 

ENGL 432 Literature of the American Realist Period (3) 

ENGL 433 The American Short Story (3) 

ENGL 435 The Development of the American Novel: 19th 

Century (3) 

ENGL 436 The Development of the American Novel: 20th 

Century (3) 

ENGL 441 Modern Fiction to World War II (3) 

ENGL 442 Modern Fiction since World War II (3) 

ENGL 461 History of Literary Criticism (3) 

ENGL 465 British and American Prose (3) 

ENGL 476 Topics in Multi-ethnic Literature (3) 

ENGL 477 Topics in Black American Literature (3) 

C. History 

HIST 345 The American Colonies (3) 

HIST 346 The American Revolutionary Period (3) 

HIST347 The Early National Period (3) 

HIST 348 The Jacksoman Era (3) 

HIST 349 The Civil War (3) 

HIST 350 The Era of Reconstruction (3) 

HIST 351 The U.S. 1865-1901; Age of Enterprise (3) 

HIST 352 The U.S. 1892-1920: Age of Reform (3) 

HIST 359 The ED.R. Era (3) 

HIST 360 Recent American History (3) 

HIST 361 Gays and Lesbians in U.S. History (3) 

HIST 363 Social History of the U.S. to 1865 (3) 

HIST 364 Social History of the U.S. since 1865 (3) 

HIST 366 A History of American Business (3) 

HIST 367* The Development of the U.S. Constitution: 1787-1941 (3) 

mST 368* The Bill of Rights and the Constitution, 1941 to the 

Present (3) 

HIST 370 Diplomatic History of the United States (3) 

HIST 374 The Far Western History (3) 

HIST 375 The City in American History (3) 

HIST 378 Immigrants and Immigration in the U.S. (3) 

HIST 379 History of Native Americans: The East (3) 

HIST 380 History of Native Americans: The West (3) 

HIST 381 African-American History to the Mid-19th Century (3) 



HIST 382 African-American History from the Mid-19th Century (3) 

HIST 385 Workers and Work in the United States (3) 

D. Philosophy 

PHIL 311 Symbolic Logic (3) 

PHIL 319 Science, Technology and Values (3) 

PHIL 32 1 * Philosophy of La w ( 3 ) 

PHIL 324 Modern Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 325 Schools of Contemporary Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 326 American Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 331 Concepts of Woman: An Historical Approach (3) 

PHIL 332 Feminist Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 341 Ethics (3) 

PHIL 353 Philosophy of Religion (3) 

PHIL 361 Ethics of Medicine and the Life Sciences (3) 

PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3) 

E. Political Science 

POSC 305 Urban Government and Politics (3) 

POSC 375 Public Administration (3) 

POSC 381 The Presidency (3) 

POSC 383 Congress (3) 

POSC 4 1 7 Political Parties ( 3 ) 

POSC 418* Constitutional Law and Politics (3) 

POSC 419* Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: The First and 

Fourteenth Amendments (3) 

POSC 420* Constitutional Protections: Personal Liberty and Rights 

of the Accused (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

POSC 422* The Supreme Court (3) 

POSC 424* Law Online (3) 

POSC 425* Legal Theory (3) 

POSC 427 Political Theory I (3) 

POSC 428 Political Theory II (3) 

POSC 450 Interest Groups and Public Policy (3) 

POSC 467 Politics and the Budgetary Process (3) 

POSC 472 American Political Thought (3) 

POSC 473 International Law (3) 

POSC 478* Courts and Public Policy (3) 

POSC 479* Women and the Law (3) 

IV. Seminar and/or Capstone Experience (6 units) 

Students have five options to fulfill this stage of the Law and 

American Civilization Program. 



Option I 

POSC 482 

POSC 486 
LWAC491 

Option n 

LWAC 497 
LWAC491 

Option HI 

LWAC 497 
POSC 482 

Option rV 

LWAC 497 
POSC 486 

Option V 

LWAC 498 
LWAC 499 



Seminar in Political Science (3) 

or 

Seminar: Law and Justice (3) 

Thesis Seminar in Law and American Civilization (3) 



Practicum in Law and American Civilization (3) 
Thesis Seminar in Law and American Civilization (3) 



Practicum in Law and American Civilization (3) 
Seminar: Law and Society (3) 



Practicum in Law and American Civilization (3) 
Seminar: Law and Justice (3) 



Directed Readings m Law and American Civilization (3) 
Honors Thesis in Law and American Civilization (3) 



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The College of Liberal Arts 



Metropolitan Studies Program 

Director: Donn Worgs 

Affiliated Faculty: Kent Barnes [Geography and Environmental 
Planning), Cynthia Gates (Political Science), Matthew Durington 
(Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice), Kenneth Haddock 
(Geography and Environmental Planning), Marion Hughes 
(Sociology, Anthropology' and Criminal Justice), Toni Marzotto 
(Political Science), John Morgan II (Geography and Environmental 
Planning), Dennis Muniak (Political Science), Seth Ovadia 
(Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice), Ronn Pineo 
(History), Douglas Pryor (Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal 
Justice), Ceciha Rio (Women's Studies), Roderick Ryon (History), 
Timothy Sullivan (Economics), Virginia Thompson (Geography 
and Environmental Planning), Donn Worgs (Political Science) 

OFHCE 

Linthicum Hall 118B, 410-704-5908 

THE PROGRAM 

The Metropolitan Studies Program is designed as a liberal arts pro- 
gram that offers students the opportunity to explore the complexity 
of metropolitan regions in the United States as well as overseas. 
Classes place an emphasis on contemporar)' issues and problems 
and on innovative policy solutions. The Baltimore/Washmgton 
metropolitan area provides an ideal "laboratory" for classes in 
metropolitan studies. Students are prepared for a number of inter- 
esting careers in the public and private sectors in planning policy 
and communit\' development. The major is also an excellent prepa- 
ration for graduate study m these professional fields, all of which 
are rapidly growing. 

MAJOR IN METROPOLITAN STUDIES 

Students in the Metropohtan Studies major are required to com- 
plete 39 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. Of the total 
units in program requirements, a maximum of 9 may also be used 
to fulfill General Education requirements. 

Note: Courses designated with "xx" did not have numbers 
assigned in time tor publication. Please see the program director for 
information. 

Core Courses (9 units) 

MTRO 101 Introduction to .Metropolitan Studies (3) 

GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3) 

POSC 207 State and Local Government (3) 

Required Courses (27 units) 

Majors must take two courses in each of the categories lettered A, 

B and F; and one course each in C, D and E. 

A. GEOG 391 Urban Systems (3) 
And one of the following: 

GEOG 355 Historical Geography of Urbanization (3) 

GEOG 363 Spatial Organization of Economic Activity (3) 

GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure (3) 

GEOG 409 Comprehensive Planning (3) 

GEOG 484 Land Use Planning (3) 

B. POSC 3xx Politics of Metropolitan Growth and Change (3) 
And one of the following: 

POSC 4xx Comparative Metropolitan Governance in Industrial 

Democracies (3) 
POSC 4xx Metropolitan Administration (3) 

POSC 305 Urban Government and Politics (3) 

POSC 4xx Problems and Issues in the .Metropolitan State (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 



History of Metropolitan Baltimore and Washington (3 
Metropolitan History in World Perspective (3) 
The City in American History (3) 



Economics of the Metropolitan Area (3) 
Seminar in Economic Issues (3) 



C. Select One: 
HIST 3xx 
HIST 3.XX 
HIST 375 

D. Select One: 
ECON351 
ECON 485 

E. Select One: 

SOCI 339 

SOCI 329 

SOCI 327 

F. Select Two: 

1. MTRO 497 Metropolitan Studies Internship (3) 

(open to juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.00 and above) 

2. MTRO 4xx Honors Seminar: Metropolitan Leadership (3) 

3. any course listed in A-E that coincides with the student's individual 
interests in metropolitan studies 

4. an upper-level course that the student's adviser must approve as 
relevant to metropolitan studies (including approved study 
abroad) 

Capstone Experience (3 units) 

MTRO 4xx Capstone Seminar in Metropolitan Studies (3) 



Community Organization (3) 
Demography (3) 
Urban Sociology (3) 




Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies 



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Department of Philosophy and 
Religious Studies 

Professors: Wolfgang Fuchs, Christos Evangeliou, John Murungi 

(Chair), Jo-Ann Pilardi 
Associate Professors: Rose Ann Christian, Stephen Scales 
Assistant Professors: Suck Choi, Paul Pojman 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 219F, 410-704-2755 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTJVIENT 

The Depanment of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers a major 
and minor m Philosophy, and a major and minor in Religious 
Studies. 

Program in Philosophy 

The examination of the nature of philosophy is an essential feature 
of the Philosophy Program. The program pays close attention to 
the histor)- of philosophy, for it is in its history that the nature of 
philosophy is manifested. The program also attends to the diverse 
social and cultural settings out of which philosophy develops, to 
which It speaks, and with which it interacts. Philosophy cultivates 
and nourishes rigorous thinking; the development and the practice 
of anahaic and dialectical skills are strongly emphasized. The pro- 
gram encourages students to take as great a diversity of courses as 
possible. It is flexible enough to ensure the incorporation of new 
interpretations and new- schools of philosophy. It also enables the 
facultv' to be innovative and to develop new courses. 

The program prepares students for advanced work in philoso- 
phy, humanistic studies and various professions. The sound, clear 
and systematic thinking that philosophy emphasizes also makes 
philosophical education relevant to ever.- other discipline. Hence, 
the program is designed to meet not only the needs of the majors 
and minors but also the needs of every other student in the univer- 
sit>'. Furthermore, it fosters reflection, a prerequisite for leading the 
good life. 

Program in Religious Studies 

Religious studies as an academic endeavor takes as its subject mat- 
ter two distinct but related objects of investigation. On the one 
hand, it focuses on the varied religious traditions, both living and 
dead, that figure prominently in any adequate account of the devel- 
opment of human culture. On the other hand, it theorizes about the 
phenomenon of religion itself, abstracting from its concrete mani- 
festations and subjecting it to explanation and evaluation. Both ori- 
entations reveal religion to be c